Reotahi - Overnight Campervan Parking


Overnight Campervan Parking


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Campervan and caravan parking within the gravel parking area. Views along the coast and over to the port. Short walk down to a nice beach for a swim.

Access up to carpark is sealed but steep with a judder-bar. Low vehicles may have issues.


One night maximum.

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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Jazzy's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice quiet and private site. No views from site despite what other reviews said. Nice clean toilets, well lit even at night, but no drinking water. Boat ramp off the road just down the hill, and to the other side a quiet cove only accessible on foot. However both beaches look straight across at the oil refinery. Lot of mosquitoes at night

Reviewed 2 months ago

Ciel's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice private space, quick walk to beach and very friendly locals.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Dan's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Nice spot hidden away. Some obviously really loved it as they had built a mini Fort on the back side of the car park where camping is not permitted. It was an interesting trio of 3 men in 2 small cars and a 3 legged dog. They slept all day with car doors open and arose at night for whatever hobbies they had. Even asking for jumper leads later in the evening. Toilet block was meh.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Sandy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very quiet and private location. The toilets are immaculate and there’s very good lighting day and night. At night there are lights outside as well but there’s bushes so it doesn’t shine in anyone’s face.
It’s such a lovely spot and you can do a number of walks. There was plenty of space for campers and day cars.
There’s also two picnic tables in a grassy area.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Bluescruize's avatar


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Ranking: 9/10

Nice secluded spot with lovely views. Tidy bathrooms

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Jay's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Perfect FREE place to stay, it's tucked away very nicely, lush green cliffs to the left and coast to the right, all you can hear is the sounds of birds, the start of the mount walk is a few metres away and the car park for mount Manaia only 5 mins drive or 30 mins walk away.

When you arrive the GPS will say that the small green carpark at the bottom is it but you must drive up what looks like someones steep driveway to the left to get to this spot.

A walk up Mount Manaia is a must. It took us 1.5 hours return but the views are worth it on a sunny clear day.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rudi Burian

Ranking: 8/10

Can confirm the other reviews. Except the view and just the little noise of the Marsden Point Oil Refinery. It disturbs optically the beautiful scenery. A familiar diving and swimming place for locals.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Bert's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

It is a beautiful spot and has everything you want from a free campsite. There is an oil refinery close by, but if you look the other way you are fine, because there you will see beautifull nature.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Melanie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome place to stay, really enjoyed the feel of the place and how lovely and tidy it was

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Anna's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! And it’s the best place for making a trip to Mt. Aubrey in sunset.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Bryce Brown

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I am here and it's awesome. It's quiet, amazing views, nice walks, clean toilets. It's a slice of heaven!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Karli's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This place made my heart sing. The world sent us here and my goodness was it right or what! Absolutely amazing views; grass, cliff rock faces, the ocean and a killer sunset, it had it all. 100m from the beach and has two 20-30minute walks we didnt have tine to do. Climb the big rock though, veiws are even better (; Only one other camper, space for three vehicles. 45 mins from whangarei. Drive to the end of reotahi road and the carparks up a steepish looking driveway with some grass and a building to the right, only one sign. HIGHLY recommend a night here!!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago