Lakefront Carpark, Rotorua

Lakefront Carpark, Rotorua

Overnight Campervan Parking

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20 Rankers Reviews

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280 Freedom Camping

50 Rotorua

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Self-Containment Warrant and Responsible Camper stickers must be displayed at all times on your vehicle.
Please take your rubbish with you.
Alcohol may not be consumed in any public places.

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Location

North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua

Categories

  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

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Marianna's avatar

Marianna

Ranking: 4/10

Place is only for three cars, right next to the road and batrooms are pretty far, but not bad. We left and went to hatupatu car par, since we read it is nice and more quiet with bathrooms and it is allowed to sleep there. During the night I suppose locals came several times to wake up everybody by car horn and load music. Very bad experience with rotorua.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Anita

Ranking: 5/10

Unbelievable... only 3spots here.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Mo

Ranking: 5/10

Only 3 spots, a 4th can fit, but no marking on the ground. I parked there and was sent away. Guy told me I can park next to the toilet block, which is like 100m away. So I stayed there and had no more trouble. Yes, that's stupid, but who cares?!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Charlotte

Ranking: 6/10

Only 3 spaces which were all full when we got there about 5pm. We ended up parking next to the designated spaces as there were a few other campers already there. Toilets a short walk away.
We did however get woken up by security about midnight and asked to move (fair enough we weren't meant to be there!).
Thankfully they were friendly and moved us to a car park further round the lake which was much nicer! Right next to a toilet block, next to the lake and away from main road. Called Hatupatu car park.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Jana

Ranking: 8/10

Only three spots but we were lucky and got one of them. Stayed here for two nights. Even tho In a parking lot it felt super safe with security driving at night. Super popular every other minute people came in their campers to see if it was free so we got super lucky. Very nice and central. Toilets is a short walk but nice and clean.

Reviewed 4 months ago and experienced in November 2018

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Alison

Ranking: 5/10

This site has only three spaces which are basically filled up first thing in the morning. We tried twice and didn’t get in. Very quick access ;1-2mins walk) to lake and 5-10mins into town centre. If planning to go, aim to be there early and have a back up option

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Lance

Ranking: 9/10

This spot we found was less crowded. Security car did drive by which was good. Still good company around. You are under street lights, but thats fine

Reviewed 8 months ago

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The West Texas Cyclist

Ranking: 6/10

Got here early, around 12:30 pm and snagged the last of only three spots. No shade, so your vehicle will be in the sun all day. Never mind. Looks across some asphalt on the lake. Can restroom s maybe a 150 to 200 meter walk. Curious why Rotorua doesn't offer more Freedom Camping.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Dino camper

Ranking: 7/10

Space is far left corner when u facing lake.very limited spots
U will be moved if u park on right side near to the disability area
Thanks for council to dedicate some spots in prime location

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Tiago

Ranking: 6/10

Nice place, right on city Center. We could not stop because it was already full. There are only few spots, try early if you want to stop over here. Use the delimited area for Campers. We saw the police asking to the ones parking on wrong places to remove their cars.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Juliane

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and practical spot to explore the city center. Seems to be famous as it was already full when we first tried it.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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JN

Ranking: 6/10

Only 3 places for camper-van! The security said, its not allowed to stay at the other places next to it. We have to move inside Rotorua Lakefront Reserve, the other side of the park (Oruawhata Drive).

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ash

Ranking: 6/10

We got there on our first night around 5:30 and the three car parks had already been taken, the sign isn’t clear if the other car parks nearby are overnight so we thought we could stay there but a security guard told us to move along, the next night we were able to get a park but others parked nearby and weren’t told to move on. So you might get lucky if it is full.

Reviewed over 1 year ago