AUCKLAND: HIBISCUS COAST

Snells Beach Rd Reserve

star rating of 4.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Beachfront parking Snells Beach Rd Reserve is one of a number of reserves along Snells Beach waterfront. It's an excellent location for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Parry Kauri Park and Museum

star rating of 4.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the museum and reception The Parry Kauri Park and Museum is just south of Warkworth, and is well worth visiting for the forest environment as well as the museum.
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Orewa Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Parking overlooking Orewa beach Orewa is a beach resort town with a large beachfront reserve across the road from the shopping and cafes. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight in the carpark.
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Martins Bay Reserve

star rating of 4
Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Reserve parking Martins Bay Reserve is right on the beachfront, and has a large parking area, and clean public toilets. You need permission from the Auckland Regional Council to stay overnight.
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Orewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Restaurant Fishing Location
Orewa Top 10 Holiday Park reception Orewa is a large town to the north of Auckland city, and is a seaside holiday centre for Aucklanders, especially over the summer holiday season. The Top 10 Holiday Park is right along the beach front, with excellent facilities, and room for up to 3,000 guests.
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Shakespear Regional Park - Te Haruhi Bay

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Regional Park Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
Children exploring the rock pools at low tide Te Haruhi Bay is the largest of the bays in the Shakespear Regional Park. It also is the home for the Ranger's office and Information Centre.
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Shakespear Regional Park - Okoromai Bay

star rating of 4
Regional Park Campsite Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Okoromai Bay is adjacent to Te Haruhi Bay, and provides all the same facilities.
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Tauwharanui - Regional Park

star rating of 4
Regional Park Campsite Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
Anchor Bay in Tawharanui Regional Park Tawharanui is one of the Auckland Regional Parks and is located just north east of Walkworth at the end of Takatu Road.
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Whangateau Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Waterfront at the Whangateau Holiday Park Whangateau Holiday Park is commercial campsite owned by the Auckland Council, and is located right on the waters edge just north of Snells Beach. It has excellent facilities, including a children's playground, and is well laid out.
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Snells Beach - Sunburst Ave

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Freedom camping sign Snells Beach is a bustling seaside suburb of Auckland - or at least that is how it seems. It has a magnificent beach with a well manicured walkway, and two parking areas set aside for certified self contained vehicles to park over.
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Sandspit Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Dump Station Available Fishing Location
Campsite Office Sandspit Holiday Park is a traditional 'Kiwi style' campsite, with a quirky, historical layout, and located on the Kawau Bay harbour.
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Arundel Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Motorhome parking between the designated arrows The Arundel Reserve is at the northern end of Orewa beach and allows self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight directly overlooking the beach.
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Hatfieds Beach PDS

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Public dump station Hatfieds Beach PDS is in a small reserve that includes public toilets, and is just across the road from Hatfields Beach.
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Stillwater Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Facilities block Stillwater Holiday Park is tucked away in a quiet location alongside the Weiti River and with direct access to harbour.
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Matheson Bay West

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Freedom Camping area Matheson Bay West is a small parking area with on-grass reserve parking where self-contained motor caravanners can Freedom Camp.
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Martins Bay Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Campsite reception Martins Bay Holiday Park set in a quiet rural beachfront location. Run by the Auckland Regional Council, it provides a typical laid back Kiwi camping experience.
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Matheson Bay

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fishing Location Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Beachfront parking from the main reserve Matheson Bay is near Leigh on the Hibiscus Coast and has reserve with two separate parking areas, a children's play area, and clean public toilets.
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Pakiri Beach Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Holiday Park office Pakiri Beach Holiday Park is right on the beach front, and close to horse riding, scuba diving at Goat Island Marine Reserve and Matakana Wine Trail.
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Shakespear Regional Park - Army Bay

star rating of 3.5
Regional Park Campsite Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Signposting to the different Shakespear Regional Park bays Army Bay is the first of the three bays that you can access as part of the Auckland Council's Shakespear Regional Park. The bay is north facing, and includes toilets and cold shower. There is a driveway down to the beach for launching boats.
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Scandrett Regional Park

star rating of 3.5
Regional Park Campsite Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Entrance to Scandrett Bay Scandrett Regional Park was originally developed as a family farm by George Scandrett, who arrived from Ireland in 1863. Now owned by the Auckland Council, it is open to the public as an historic park with limited accommodation, and some great walks.
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Sullivan's Bay - Mahurangi Regional Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Regional Park Campsite Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Car park area along the water front Sullivan's Bay, also known as Otarawao Bay, is at the end of a long winding road to the east coast of highway one, just south of Warkworth. Popular for camping, swimming, boating and fishing.
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Matakana Wharf Carpark

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Grocery Shopping Farmers Market Pet Friendly Walking Tracks Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Parking next to the Wharf at Esplanade Reserve Matakana Wharf Rd and Esplanade Reserve has a small parking area within a short walk from the shopping centre where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Mahurangi Shopping Centre

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
It's hard to find suitable parking for a long van Mahurangi Shopping Centre is in the centre of Snells Beach, where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight, do some shopping, or eat out at a restaurant or cafe.
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Waiwera Causeway Reserve

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Walking Tracks Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
The Waiwera Causeway carpark Waiwera Causeway Reserve is by the bridge and just off the main highway at the entrance to Waiwera. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Dawson's Landing

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Gravel access road Dawson's Landing has a parking area for accessing the estuary, and is available for overnight parking in self-contained vans.
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Hatfields Beach

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location
Council dog sign Hatfields Beach is a very popular beach just north of Orewa. There is not a lot of parking, but it has good access for fishing, and a nice sandy beach.
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Snells Beach - Kokihi Lane Carpark

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Carpark area The Kokihi Lane Carpark is at the northern end of Snells Beach, where freedom camping is allowed for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Algies Bay Carpark

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly Fishing Location
Freedom camping sign Auckland Council allows freedom camping for self-contained motor caravanners at Algies Bay Carpark. The has easy access to the beach.
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Orewa Countdown

star rating of 3
Large Vehicle Access Grocery Shopping Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the Orewa Countdown The Orewa Countdown has a large carpark suitable for motor caravanners to stop to buy groceries
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Ti Point Wharf Carpark

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly Fishing Location Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception
Freedom Camping sign Ti Point Wharf Carpark is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight for up to 2 nights.
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Puhoi Pub & Hotel

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Fresh Water Available Restaurant Pet Friendly
The Puhoi Pub & Hotel Puhoi Pub is located in the Puhoi valley, just north of Auckland city. The pub has become an iconic attraction for visitors travelling north, and offers good food in a welcoming environment. Free overnight parking is allowed for self-contained motor caravans.
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Sheepworld Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Walking Tracks
Covered outside dining area Sheepworld Holiday Park is next to the Sheepworld cafe and farm experience attraction just north of Auckland. This is a great place to stay if you are visiting New Zealand, or just want to give your city kids the chance to see farm animals in a working farm environment.
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Wellsford Centennial Park Dump Station

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Public Dump Station Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Public dump station The Water Tanker Filling Station next to the Centennial Park Reserve in Wellsford has a public dump station that can be used by motor caravanners.
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Pinewoods Motor Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Dump Station Available Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Entrance to the motor park Red Beach is a popular holiday area just north of Auckland city. Pinewood Motor Park is set back a little from the beach, but has a walkway it's own private end of the beach.
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Warkworth Golf Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Golf Club Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful
The Warkworth Golf Club clubhouse Warkworth Golf Club is located on a stunning rural location, beautifully landscaped, and with a large carpark where certified self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Silverdale RSA

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Quiet and Peaceful
Military Museum sign pointing to where the museum is located Silverdale & DIstricts RSA have a large car park, and have made the upper area available to RSA or NZCMA members for free overnight parking. Maximum van length of 10 metres and must be self-contained.
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Gulf Harbour Car Park

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Public Dump Station Fishing Location
Launching boats from the pontoon at the Gulf Harbour Marina The Gulf Harbour Marina has a large public car park, with toilets and dump station, that it has made available for free parking overnight for certified self-contained vans.
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Warkworth Countdown

star rating of 3
Large Vehicle Access
Convenient parking outside the Warkworth Countdown For motor caravanners travelling north from Auckland, the Warkworth Countdown is a very convenient supermarket for stocking up. Parking along the outside is usually available and suitable even for large motorhomes.
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Wayby Valley Rest Area

star rating of 2.5
Rest Stop Large Vehicle Access Good Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Parking in the rest area looking south The Wayby Valley Rest Area is about half way between Warkworth and Wellsford.
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Stanmore Bay Reserve

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Fishing Location
Parking in the designated area The Auckland Council currently allows self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight in the Stanmore Bay Reserve carpark.
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Wellsford Memorial RSA

star rating of 2.5
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant
Club hours Wellsford Memorial RSA has a large parking area that it has made available to NZMCA Members with self-contained vans for overnight parking.
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Warkworth Riverside Car Park

star rating of 2
Toilets Available Restaurant
Visiting Warkworth to do some shopping, the riverside car park is a great place to stop for lunch. Feed the ducks, eat at one of the local restaurants. Every Saturday there is a Farmers Market from 8am to noon.
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Kowhai Park PDS

star rating of 1.5
Public Dump Station Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Walking Tracks
Very upmaket public toilets Kowhai Park PDS is at the northern entrance to Warkworth and includes forest walks accessed from the parking area. Freedom camping is not allowed.
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