Parua Bay

Parua Bay

Overnight Campervan Parking

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7 Rankers Reviews

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148 Freedom Camping

30 Whangarei

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ABSOLUTELY NO TENTS 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

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North IslandNorthlandWhangarei

Categories

  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

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Dee & Colin

Ranking: 8/10

Absolutely beautiful spot! Stayed several times here, but on Friday night we were invaded by 10 non self contained vans full of French tourists. They clearly were all together, and left all their rubbish ! Two visits from armour guard did nothing, even though they were clearly out of the area allowed for non self contained vans. Those people are why we worry about losing such nice opportunities for free camping in this beautiful country. Step it up armour guard, and city council!!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Sabine

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely Place with a nice view. Big grass area. Clean public toilets every time open. The place is really quiet.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Stefan Miedzinski

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

If dark then not easy to find, the rules where to stay are complicated, bit noisy, if other campers are not stupid there is place for 6-8 Campers.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Richard Field

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Quite a busy little bay with people accessing sailing club, slipway etc, but signage on the corner of the designated area is very clear, toilets are good (and colourful), and site is fine with a 10m limit for van length. Views of the bay and lots of boats.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Lizzie

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place right on the water front with very clean toilet facilities. Would definitely use this again and recommend to anyone!!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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john hambly

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic view, room for a few vans and toilets OK. Be careful to park in correct place. Worth the 15 mins drive from city

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Laura

Ranking: 10/10

Simply great spot! Right by the water, big grass area for tents and parking lots (watch out to only park where allowed, there is a sign by the bathroom, a ranger comes to check!), public toilets are clean, no showers. Some cars come early in the morning to get their fishing boats in the water.

Reviewed over 2 years ago