Whangarei Falls Scenic Reserve

Whangarei Falls Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking


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One night maximum
Vehicles must be self contained
You must park in the designated site that is indicated by signage
If the site is full, you must move on


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Whangarei District Council

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Apsu's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good free place to stay in but toilet is closed overnight. Otherwise good

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Marg Dale

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Ranking: 10/10

Stunning spot. Waterfall wall a must. Interesting tree memorial planting. Well maintained

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Backpack On Fire

Ranking: 10/10

We only came to see the falls not stay overnight. Falls were lovely to see. Worth stopping by as right off the road.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Asia's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Really a parking lot for the falls. Not a place that we wanted to sleep BUT we walked to the bottom of the water fall which was a nice little walk to break up our day of traveling.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Similar reviews to the others- the two sites are on a gentle-ish slope down hill, and the toilets locked earlier than 10pm to us. Also pretty noisy with youths hanging around late in the car park. But the waterfall and surrounding stream and forest is stunning. Had a lovely swim in it! Overall worth doing for the one night to relax by the waterfall.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Manuel's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

There are only 2 spaces for over night stay, and they are in a slight slope, but it’s still ok to sleep (marked between the red arrow signs). Toilets are good and clean but closed between 10pm and 5.30am.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Lovely surrounds, clean well lit toilets. Camping area is not very level thought. Awesome waterfall....!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Isabel van Megen


Ranking: 4/10

There are two spots on the corner of the Waterfalls car park. The spots are not on an even surface which is really annoying for cooking and sleeping. There are clean toilets right there but if you are looking for a scenic spot, this probably isn‘t the right one.

Reviewed over 4 years ago