5 Rankers Reviews
All freedom campers must be certified self-contained.
Maximum stay of two consecutive nights, departure by 9am.
Location - the two formed car parks opposite 200 Brown Street and Walter Street road mouth onto Brown Street.
North Island ▷ Coromandel ▷ Thames
Nice quiet site close to the goldfields shopping mall - pak n save, McDonald’s and the warehouse amongst other shops. A bit confusing as there were no freedom parking signs up but we relied on the directions noted on rankers. Next to miniature train (runs Sunday) and the school of mines museum. No toilets other than by the miniature train station - maybe 50m walk and also close to birdhide and walkway. Picnic bench nearby too.
Nice quiet place to stay, not much of a view of the water, nice walk through the mangroves to a "bird hide" so sit and look at the local birds, just a short walk to the toilets by the miniature train station. Warehouse, shopping centre, pak n save, KFC, mc D's just right there, It's great that the car park allows for lots of motorhome, car/boat parking, will stay again.
Really nice SC area in the center or Thames. There is indeed no sign but as it says on the tcdc.govt.nz website (link in details) you can park opposite of the houses between “Brown Street and Esplanade Reserves from Walter Street to Thames Squash Club” which gives you a lot of parking spaces! We were the only one! Was there from 2pm to 5.30am the next morning so didn’t see the rangers. Toilets near are closed during the night but you have 24h toilets 5’ walk. It is a really quiet area. I recommend it better than the other SC Danby Field.
GERARD & AXELLES
Perfect place for one or two nights.
2min walk to the toilet.
3min walk to the shoppingmall.
Toilets are 5/10
Not very clean but it's a flush toilet.
About 10 spots, but be quick.
In summer it will be busy.
we stayed here a couple times.
was all good.
even little playground for todlers.
police station is 2min walk across the street, opposite the toilets.
Nina & Ant
Great overnight parking spot in town, right next to the supermarket. I don’t expect any as this is a free spot.