Kaiti Beach

Kaiti Beach

Freedom Camping



11 Rankers Reviews

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43 Freedom Camping

4 Gisborne




Freedom camping on a beach, super close to Gisborne City.

For both Self Contained and Non Self Contained Vehicles.


Feature Value Info


North IslandOut EastGisborne


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 9/10

24Sept18. Right on the beach. One flushing, singing toilet as previously described. Limited repertoire tho. Starts with “All the world needs now” and if you take long enough over your business you get “Evergreen”. The same with all the other singing toilets we have used elsewhere.
Kids playground adjacent. My wife enjoyed the swing.
A bit of noise from the timber works and port along the beach but not too bad.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

24Sept18. One night only. Great location right by the beach. One public loo, singing, as another reviewer said. The same music as in all the other loos of this type we have encountered so far. “All the world needs now is love, sweet love”. The only downside was a little noise from the timber processing place and port a little way along the beach.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Robert S.

Ranking: 8/10

Close to town but yet far enough away to be nice and quiet with the only sounds being the crashing waves. Great singing toilet as well!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Cheryl uk

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot. Musical toilet. Lovely stretch of beach.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Right on the beach. Very cool. Only one toilet though, clean.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Sean McLaren

Ranking: 10/10

Free spot by the beach.

Excellent clean bathroom, outdoor shower supposedly to be used for after he beach but you can take a cold shower there to get cleaned up.

Close to town.

A lot of people and a small area. Get there early.

Cops do cruise by to check out the license plates to make sure no one over stays their limit.

Don't miss sunrise or sunset.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Isabel van Megen


Ranking: 9/10

It’s a great spot right by the beach. There is a public toilet but no access to fresh water, which is fine if you’re self contained. We really liked to proximity to Gisborne even though you should arrive before six to get a spot there. Can definitely recommend it!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Luke Poulson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Solid spot, nice toilets, you'll end up being cozy with your neighbours but the spot usually brings some lovely locals and backpackers together. Standard bins for rubbish.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Fifi and Jay

Ranking: 10/10

This place is awesome! And it's free! Close to town and right in front of a beautiful beach with awesome sunsets! What more could you ask for. One of my favourite spots in NZ.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Kirsty Gendall

Ranking: 7/10

A great little spot close to town. Gets pretty busy and only one toilet so can be a bit of a queue there. Didn't really notice any problem with noise from the port the night we were there.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

There's alot to like about this Freedom camping spot. It faces south and when the sea breeze is blowing in summer, Kaiti Beach is super protected. The view is stunning, looking down to Young Nicks Head and Mahia in the distance. It's close to the city (just a 5 minute drive, or a 20 minute stroll down past the wharf). There's some great walking tracks on Kaiti Hill itself also. The only downer is the busy logging port that operates most of the day and into the night. But if you don't mind the buzz of a working port, then this place is a goody.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Love Christchurch