West End Carpark, Whakatane

West End Carpark, Whakatane

Overnight Campervan Parking



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161 Freedom Camping

6 Whakatane


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Camping at West End car park is prohibited between the beginning of the third week of December and 31 March.

Camping at West End car park is prohibited between the beginning of the third week of December and 31 March.

Vehicles must display evidence of a current self-containment certificate.
Vehicles to camp in designated areas only.
Vehicles to camp for a maximum of two consecutive nights.


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North IslandBay of PlentyWhakatane


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Jenny Kennedy

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely place to stay. Nice and quiet. Toilets are cleaned everyday. Well worth the sta.

Reviewed 14 days ago

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Ranking: 6/10

nice spot for free. be aware of some crazy old lady accusing you of being a cheapskate and taking pictures of you whilst showering. (see picture section)

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Layna's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Site closed/self contained camping prohibited January- March 31. Looks like a nice place with decent facilities

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Lisa S.

Ranking: 9/10

Seems to be a very nice spot. Clean toilets, water, next to the beach... BUT it's closed from end of december till end of march.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Simon and Indra

Ranking: 10/10

Best carpark so far!
Many spots, 2 toilet cabins per gender (1 suitable for wheelchair), an area with a ceiling (perfect for rainy evenings) with view of the beach and sea and an outside shower (normally for the surfers but you can take a normal one aswell), really nice hiking treck to the beach over the hill, dump station and possibility to get your water changed.

A quiet place, away from the busy part of Whakatane!

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Markus Popolari


Ranking: 8/10

Situated at the very end (or beginning) of Ohope Beach. Designated area for campervans is a little bit off the beach next to a forrest, but has place for 15 vehicles. Between the parking area and the beach is a public toilet, so no beach view. Toilet is under reconstruction at the time of writing (9 Dec 17), meanwhile 3 well maintained Dixie's are installed nearby.
Park benches next to forrest and the beach give plenty of space for eating. Very quiet.

Reviewed over 2 years ago