Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf...

Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour

Freedom Camping



43 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

27 Dump Station

97 Freedom Camping

4 Orewa


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- Open 5pm to 10am
- Maximum stay of 2 nights allowed
- Must be self-contained
- No tents allowed


Feature Value Info


North IslandAuckland RegionOrewa


  • Dump Station
  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Gaël's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

So good ! Beautiful view on the sea and Auckland.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Backpack On Fire

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely place with 20ish spots to park and it did fill up. Small beach when the tide is out to swim and a nice river to walk along. Windy because it is right on the ocean so if cooking outside of your van like we do then it might take longer than normal to make a meal. Good clean toilets. A dump station available. No drinking water. Great plss as we close to Auckland.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Sabine's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice Place with all time clean and open toilette. Lovely view to Auckland Sky Tower.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Mona's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

LOST! We lost a ebook reader from Tolino yesterday on 3rd January in the morning. Please contact +64 2108058044 if you found it. Thank you, Mona!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Gorgeous free lot! Would have never guessed. There is lots of room but it was 80% full before 5pm, even when I had arrived at 4:30. Nice view of Auckland skyline in the distance. Quiet location. Nothing within walking distance though. Marina was beautiful in the morning, though a lot of boat launch traffic due to the weekend warriors. Toilets were clean but no potable water.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Bert's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

It is an ok spot, but it is a busy parking lot. Cars come and go in early morning and in the evening. If you like a more quiet spot surrounded by nature, I would go to shakespear regional park and pay a 15 dollats to stay on the campsite there.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Nice place, nice view ! Quit a lot of spaces for Campervans (marked by yellow painting)
Toilets ok. No drinking water
Would recommend !

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Lauren Cottle

Ranking: 8/10

In a car park right on the water. Pretty busy spot but lots of space. Great first spot outside of Auckland! Nice walk around the harbour. Great first night in our camper waking up and cooking right by the water.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Mike Sc

Ranking: 9/10

Very clean flushing toilets with lights. Up to 20 spaces but appears not too strict as campers outside zone? No potable water.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Sean's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely view over the sea and at a distance Auckland city, also lots of harboured boats on the opposite side.
There's a fair few spots here for Self contained, there are yellow lines in the carpark to designate the freedom spot.
Dump station and good quality toilets.

A bit bright at night from the over head lights, but kept pest to a minimum.
No water facilities so make sure you have enough.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Suzanne J

Ranking: 8/10

Great location close to Auckland. Can leave van here and take ferry into Auckland. Good space, good view and good facilities. Plenty of room but arrive before dark. Quiet. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Charlotte's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Good free place! Toilets were clean and open all night. Dumping station but no drinking water.
Woke up to a beautiful view of the Auckland sky line.
Was completely full (about 10-15 spaces) when we arrived at around 7pm in winter!

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Margaret Robinson

Ranking: 10/10

This place is lovely. Nice clean toilet. Can go for a nice walk.

Reviewed about 1 year ago