Woolleys Bay, Western Carpark

Woolleys Bay, Western Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking


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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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Rapha's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Relaxed, quiet, clean toilets, behind sanddunes, really nice beach. Can be lighlty flooded when raining. Limited spots available, guessing 6 vehicles could fit.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Backpack On Fire

Ranking: 10/10

Cute place. Lovely beach on the other side of the dunes. Popular and fills up quickly. They do come around and check you are parked in the correct space. A bunch of people had to move on when security showed up because there wasn’t enough space for them to fit in so be sure to follow the signs. Good toilets. Nice and close to Matapouri.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

ilz's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Awesome spot; just a 30 secs walk to the beach. Can’t see the beach from the site but can definitely hear the waves.

Clean washrooms with water and toilet paper provided.

Small free camp area, approx 10 cars can fit so definitely get here before 5pm. They do come and check and ask you to move along to a different site if you are not parked in the designated area.

Downside? giant rats are everywhere at night so keep your food away!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Layna's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Parking lot with a section for campers. Quick walk over a hill to a stunning beach. Area for parking can fit at least 6 vans, we ended up with quite a few more. Basic bathrooms across the lot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Shayne and cheyenne

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful beach, great fishing.... public toilets and picnic tables, get to listen to the sound of the ocean while laying in bed!! Awsome

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Calum Brash

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful beach, room for quite a lot of campers (easily 10). However there was a storm the night we stayed and so the toilets being a 2 minute walk away wasn't ideal haha

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Piluki's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place by the sea, not very close to the road. Clean toilets with paper.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Pierre-Yves's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

A passé une nuit parfaite , camping calme et toilettes avec lumière propre 👍

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Marion's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice freecamp right next to a nice beach and access to a public toilet ! We were alone there

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Suze's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic wee spot. Pity about all the people who couldn’t follow the instructions and camp in the allowed area, which does only fit in about 8-10 small vans. Good to see they were moved along though and those who tried to sneak in after dark were fined $200 the next morning. Follow the rules people and don’t ruin the ‘freedom camping’ experience for others as this spot is beautiful. Please respect and keep it this way for others to enjoy.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

JT's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

lot of space. officially for about 10 cars or tents but as we were there more than 30 cars and 20 tents in the whole area.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Genja's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely spot by the beach (just over a small hill, can't be seen from the camping spot). It's for 1 night only and got clean toilets (sand on the floor but that's expected), picnic tables, great views. Free for all types of camping (tents, not SC and SC).

Fills up quickly and not a lot of space, it's not "straight parking" either which makes it a bit awkward with the spacing. Camping grounds were filled up around 18.30, so get here in time.

Reviewed about 3 years ago