7 Rankers Reviews
15 Salt Water Fishing
31 Sea Kayaking
190 Freedom Camping
Bring your bikes and pedal along the trail for coffee in Opotiki, or walk or fish on the beach.
Space for up to 6 camper vans.
No drinking water.
Maximum stay is 3 consecutive nights.
Dogs must be under control at all times.
Ask at the Opotiki i-SITE for other camping options if you are not fully self-contained.
North Island ▷ Out East ▷ Opotiki
Operating Season And Hours
Open 24/7, all year
Great spot.. worth staying .. good location..
Says 5 spots for camping.. we came early by night fall was packed out..
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Beautiful spot right on the beach. The sunset was amazing.
Toilets are available, but not very clean
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Camp by the beach. Only 3 self-contained vans were there early feb (area could fit 8-10 vans). Friendly ranger came in to check.
Day use area with toilets is 2 min walk away. However the toilets were sooo dirty and people had left their rubbish everywhere. There is no rubbish bin so you’ll have to take it with you.
Great place to stop for the night. Right on the beach for a beautiful sunset and easy to get back on the road. Line of trees helps to keep out the sound of traffic.
Nice camp site with views of ocean. Some road noise with trucks all night. Just 2 campers in late September. Experience spoilt by the moron who drove thru and around the campsite at 3am blasting his horn for 3 minutes. Then repeated 15 minutes the performance later.
Free camping with toilets. Wonderful beach view.
Opotiki's best Freedom Camping spot in my opinion. Situated right by the beach and somewhat private, as it's tucked behind some some roadside trees. (A little bonus is a resident Weka family that lives in the trees :) There's is still some reasonable road noise though as SH35 is very close. But I awoke to a beautiful sunrise looking north towards the wilds of the East Cape.