BAY OF PLENTY: KATIKATI

Bowentown Beach Holiday Park

star rating of 4.5
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
Adventure play area for the kids Bowentown Beach Holiday Park is a premier location to stay, having won the 2006 AA Spirit of Hospitality Award, and were also finalists int 2009, 2010 and 2013. Along with quality accommodation, the ladies can also enjoy the spa pool, book in for massage and some pampering while the men are out fishing.
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Haiku Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly
The Haiku Reserve platform Haiku Reserve is a beautiful location alongside the Uretara stream and right in the centre of Katikati town. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Bowentown Reserve - Anzac Bay

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Anzac Bay Anzac Bay is right at the end of the Bowentown peninsula at the ocean entrance to Shelly Bay. Sheltered from the wind, it has a large parking area surrounded by mature trees. Overnight parking is allowed for certified self-contained vans, and there is enough room to accommodate even the largest motorhomes.
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Tuapiro Reserve

star rating of 4
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Beachfront parking Tuapiro Reserve has only just been set up with a parking area and public toilet, and is not yet listed in the Motor Caravan Association directory. It is spacious and offers overnight parking for certified self-contained vehicles.
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Pahoia Domain

star rating of 4
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Pahoia Domain facilities Pahoia Domain is a small, sheltered reserve with free overnight parking for certified self-contained motorhomes. A good location to just relax, or to do some fishing. Very quiet.
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Waihi Beach RSA

star rating of 4
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Sealed parking area if the grassed area is full The Waihi Beach RSA provides a large level parking area for motor caravanners. You can get a basic, but very good meal inside, and don't need to be a member of the RSA unless to want to take advantage of the bar service for ordering alcoholic drinks.
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Katikati Sports Reserve - Moore Park

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Good Spark mobile reception
Reserve parking Moore Park is part of Katikati Sports Reserve, and has a large sealed parking area that is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Katikati RSA

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Marginal Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the RSA reception and restaurant Katikati RSA & Citizens Club offers overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners, and also provides very nice, low cost meals.
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Tuapiro Stream Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Marginal Spark mobile reception
Motorhome parking in the reserve Tuapiro Stream Reserve is a local swimming hole in the Tuapiro stream surrounded by rural countryside. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Uretara Domain & PDS

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Moderate Spark mobile reception
Making use of the public dump station Uretara Domain includes a PDS and has an on-grass parking area on the outskirts of Katikati which is available to self-contained motor caravanners for freedom camping
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Waihi Beach Rd Motorhome Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Motorhome parking Waihi Beach Rd Motorhome Park provides low cost parking for motorhomes, with optional power in a quiet rural environment
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Brighton Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Barbecue facilites Brighton Reserve provides parking for beach access at the northern end of Waihi Beach. Away from the main road, and with a covered barbecue and well maintained toilets, this is yet another prime location for motor caravanners to enjoy in Waihi Beach. Overnight parking is allowed for up to 3 consecutive nights for certified self-contained vans.
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Island View Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Public Dump Station and toilets Island View Reserve offers off-road parking, with a walkway to the beach, drinking water, and a clean modern toilet. Overnight parking is allowed for certified self-contained vans.
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Island View Esplanade

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fishing Location
Beach access from the car park Island View Esplanade is a beach front parking area, off the main road, a short distance from the local dairy. Overnight parking is permitted for certified self-contained vans.
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Lindermman Lookout

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly Good Spark mobile reception
Parking area from the viewing platform Lindermman Lookout provides a great view over farmland and across the harbour to Matakana Island. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Katikati Countdown

star rating of 3
Large Vehicle Access Grocery Shopping Moderate Spark mobile reception
Parking at the Katikati Countdown The Katikati Countdown has reasonable parking for motorhomes, and is a good choice for topping up on grocery supplies while exploring the area.
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Diggelmann Park

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly Excellent Spark mobile reception
Tribute to Katikatis pioneering logging industry Diggelmann Park is right in the centre of Katikati town and offers overnight parking to self-contained motor caravanners.
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The Esplanade Reserve

star rating of 3
Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location
Public toilets The Esplanade Reserve is at the northern end of Waihi Beach, with beachfront parking. Unfortunately, self-contained motor caravanners can no longer park overnight.
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Beachhaven Holiday Park

star rating of 3
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
Campsite Reception Beachhaven Holiday Park is a short walk from the northern end of Waihi Beach and provides a comfortable family environment for camping.
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Athenree Hot Springs Holiday Park

star rating of 3
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 Walking Tracks
Holiday Park Reception The Athenree Hot Springs Holiday Park is a well established campsite in a quiet seaside location.
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Waihi Beach Community Centre

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Freedom Camping sign The Waihi Beach Community Centre in Brighton has a sealed parking area which is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Bowentown Reserve - formed carpark

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Fishing Location
Walkway to the beach Bowentown Reserve is a carpark area on the ocean beach side of the peninsula. Just a short walk over the sand dunes to the beach, it is a good location for enjoying summer beach activities. Overnight parking is allowed for certified self-contained vans.
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Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available
Our parking area closest to the beach Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort offers a wide range of family activities, including a heated pool and spa, gymnasium, comfortable 'parents room' and library. Close to the beach, local shops and restaurants.
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MacMillan Reserve

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Moderate Spark mobile reception
Parking, overlooking the harbour MacMillan Reserve is just a short drive from Katikati and offers a small parking area overlooking the beach. There is a public toilet and a causeway for launching a boat. Overnight parking is allowed for certified self-contained motorhomes.
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Omokoroa Domain

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Restaurant
Omokoroa Shopping Centre Omokoroa is a small community surrounded by water, with a fishing club, and a few shops, including a dairy and cafe. There is also a dump station and a large parking area available for overnight parking for certified self-contained motorhomes.
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Waihi Beach Farmers Market

star rating of 3
Waihi Beach runs a Farmer's Market every Sunday during summer.
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Athenree Rest Area

star rating of 2.5
Rest Stop Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Parking in the rest area The Athenree Rest Area is well off the busy highway, and would be suitable for taking a driving break while heading north towards the Karangahake Gorge.
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Sapphire Springs Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Thermal Spa Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Good Spark mobile reception
Campsite parking Sapphire Springs Holiday Park provides basic campsite facilities and a thermal springs outdoor pool with barbeque facilities.
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Hunter Estate Reserve

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Moderate Spark mobile reception
Freedom Camping sign Hunter Estate Reserve offers overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners at the back of their reserve.
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Kauri Point Reserve

star rating of 2
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Kauri Point Historic Reserve Kauri Point Reserve is a small residential community about 10 km north of Katikati. It offers overnight parking for certified self-contained motorhomes, fishing from a long jetty, and the opportunity to participate in the Te Kauri Point wildlife recovery project.
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Tanners Point Reserve

star rating of 2
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fishing Location
Tanners Point Boat Ramp Tanners Point is a small residential community just north of Katikati. Right on the harbour is a small reserve with a sealed parking area and public toilet, as well as a jetty and boat ramp. Overnight parking is allowed for certified self-contained vehicles.
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