Kowharewa Bay

Kowharewa Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking



9 Rankers Reviews

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61 Freedom Camping

13 Whangarei




Absolutely no tents are allowed

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


Feature Value Info


North IslandNorthlandWhangarei


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Calum Brash's avatar

Calum Brash

Ranking: 9/10

One of our favourite places, amazing beach and views. Clean toilets, no showers or anything. Space for 5 easily.

Reviewed 22 days ago

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Lake's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Our favourite sport so far! Beautiful beach and bay. clean bathrooms.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Carol's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful free camping spot in a calm bay. We even heard Kiwis at night. Amazing bays and beaches around in a 15 min drive.
We give only 9 stars, because the female toilet was blocked.
End of May all 5 spots were occupied.
We can highly reccomend to stay here

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Sheryl Mackintosh


Ranking: 8/10

We would have loved to stay here but it was already full at 4pm. It’s beautiful but the designated camping spot is really small and the vans were all parked really close together. Nice place to stop for the day though.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Claire's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Our favorite spot near Whangareu or Tutukaka! Absolutely beautiful spot- quiet, with room for about 5 vans. Lots of locals about paddle boarding and boating until the early evening. Clean flush toilets.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Dirk Taubner's avatar

Dirk Taubner


Ranking: 8/10

Nice place, nice bay and beach. Tables and banks av ailable.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Brian & Marilyn

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely spot and Council have revamped the area. Plain to see where to park but reg numbers were taken at night so be aware. It is lovely swimming, boating and has toilets. Enjoy and leave for others to enjoy.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Amy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Incredibly beautiful spot. Small area (approx 4/5 vehicles) and clean toilet. Gorgeous small bay and walks along the rocks to other bays at low tide. Parking on grass.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Juliane's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Idyllic green place with toilets and good views. We arrived early and could stay in the designated area. But a lot of people arrived later and stayed off the designated area - without consequences as far as I know.

Reviewed over 1 year ago