BAY OF PLENTY: TAURANGA

Papamoa Domain

star rating of 5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Access to Papamoa beach Papamoa Domain is another great location for self-contained motor caravaners, with direct access to Papamoa beach,and a short walk to Papamoa Plaza.
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Tye Park

star rating of 4.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Parking in the designated area Tye Park is in a stunning location with beach access where self-contained motor caravanners can stay overnight for up to two nights.
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Harrisons Cut

star rating of 4.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Access to Papamoa Beach Harrisons Cut is a stunning, free location for self contained motor caravanners to freedom camp overlooking Papamoa Beach
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Stella Place

star rating of 4.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Access to Papamoa beach Stella Place is another stunning beachfront parking area provided by the Tauranga District Council where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp.
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Cooney Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks Marginal Spark mobile reception
Reserve parking Cooney Reserve is a really nice, sheltered location on the Omokoroa peninsula where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp
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Fergusson Park

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access
Fergusson Park Activities Fergusson Park is in a prime location overlooking Tauranga harbour, and provides freedom camping for self contained motor caravanners.
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Waipuna Park

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Freedom Camping sign Waipuna Park has a sealed parking area set in a large sports reserve, where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight from Sunday through to Thursday.
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Tauranga Memorial Park

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Waterfront parking Tauranga Memorial Park offers free overnight parking for self-contained vans in a large, family focussed reserve with childrens play areas and beach access
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Motiti Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Parking by the reserve Motiti Reserve has a sealed parking area with access to both the reserve and Papamoa Beach, and is available to self-contained motor caravanners for parking overnight.
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Moturiki Island

star rating of 4
Regional Park Campsite Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Moturiki Island Moturiki Island is connected to the beach at Mt Maunganui by a causeway, and is a very popular walk, through forest and with stunning beach views
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Marine Park

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Restaurant
Freedom Camping sign Marine Park is a large reserve with boat ramp access to the Tauranga harbour. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort

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 Fishing Location
Papamoa Beach Top 10 Reception Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort is in beachside location and offers plenty of family and beach activities. With plenty of space, modern facilities, it is a great location to bring children or to go fishing.
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Tauranga Airport & PDS

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Pet Friendly Marginal Spark mobile reception
Public Dump Station Tauranga Airport includes a grass reserve where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp as well as providing a public dump station.
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Sulphur Point

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Excellent Spark mobile reception
Motorhome parking overlooking the harbour Sulphur Point is a large parking area for the Tauranga yacht club and provides overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Fernland Spa

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Thermal Spa Available
Inside the spa reception Fernland Spa is a popular natural thermal pool which also includes a small campsite area for motor caravanners.
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Omokoroa Golf Club

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Golf Club Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant
Golf club reception The Omokoroa Golf Club is in a fabulous location, with excellent facilities, overlooking the harbour. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight for a small fee.
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Omokoroa Waste Water Plant PDS

star rating of 3.5
Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access
Waste Water Plant PDS Omokoroa Waste Water Plant Public Dump Station also provides drinking water, and has plenty of room for maneuvering a large motorhome.
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Omokoroa Sports Ground

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Parking alongside the sports ground Omokoroa Sports Ground has a large parking area where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Waitui Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly
Beachfront parking Waitui Reserve is part of a small beachfront community, with a boat ramp for access into the Tauranga harbour. Freedom camping is allowed for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Kulim Park

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Walking Tracks Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Beachfront parking Kulim Park is a stunning location overlooking the Tauranga harbour, and is available for freedom camping in self-contained vans.
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Rotary Park

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Boat ramp Rotary Park overlooks Rangataua Bay, and provides overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Taylor Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Freedom Camping sign The Taylor Reserve is a parking area with access to Papamoa Beach and is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Omanu Surf Lifesaving Club

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Excellent Vodafone mobile reception
Freedom Camping sign Omanu Surf Lifesaving Club has a sealed parking area on the beach front which is available to self-contained motor caravanners for overnight parking
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Wairoa Bridge Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available
Reserve parking Wairoa Bridge has a large reserve on both sides of the bridge, with a boat ramp. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Port of Tauranga Free Parking

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Good Spark mobile reception
Parking in front of the Port of Tauranga The Port of Tauranga has a large grass area in front of its main building where trucks and self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Graham Park

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Reserve parking area Graham Park is just off the main SH2 as you're leaving Tauranga city, and offers freedom camping for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Omokoroa Motorhome Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Thermal Spa Available Pet Friendly Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Motorhome Park office Omokoroa Motorhome Park is a basic campsite with good facilities and located along the main road into Omokoroa.
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Beach Rd Reserve

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Beachfront carpark Beach Rd Reserve overlooks the Tauranga harbour and has a small carpark where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp.
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Pemberton Park

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Overlooking Pemberton Park Pemberton Park provides overnight parking for up 2 self-contained vehicles from Sunday through to Thursday.
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Cosy Corner Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available
Cosy Corner Holiday Park Entrance The Cosy Corner Holiday Park is close to ever popular Mt Maunganui. It's a typical Kiwi campsite with basic, but well maintained, facilities
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Papamoa Plaza

star rating of 3
Large Vehicle Access Grocery Shopping Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Entrance to Papamoa Plaza Papamoa Plaza offers a wide range of shopping, including both a Countdown and Pak n Save supermarket. There is plenty of parking for large motorhomes.
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Mt Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Restaurant Fishing Location
Mt Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park reception The Mt Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park is located in a prime spot at the base of the Mount, right on the beach front, and across the road from the Mt Maunganui cafes. You can mix beach parties, the cafe lifestyle with doing the walk around the Mount - a great place to bring your teenagers over the summer holidays - if you can get in.
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Maramatanga Park

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Pet Friendly
Reserve parking Maramatanga Park is a large reserve where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Apata Parking Area

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly
Parking area The Apata Parking Area is a sealed off-road parking area where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Tauranga Tourist Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly
Holiday Park Office Tauranga Tourist Park is a small campsite near central Tauranga and close to the bay and the cycleway
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Welcome Bay Hot Pools and Campground

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Thermal Spa Available Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Welcome Bay Hot Water Pools and Campground opening hours sign Welcome Bay features a thermal hot pool and campsite just south of Tauranga. However, they are not open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so check with them before booking in.
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Maleme St PDS

star rating of 2
Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Public dump station with drinking water The PDS in Maleme St also provides drinking water. However, it is not suitable be large vans, especially if the road is busy.
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Papamoa Village Park

star rating of 2
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly
Campsite Office Papamoa Village Park provides long term camping facilities with limited provision for casual visitors.
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Beach Grove Holiday Park

star rating of 2
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Dump Station Available
Campsite Office Beach Grove Holiday Park is well away from the bustle of the Mount, but only a few minutes walk across the sand dunes to Papamoa beach.
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Nikau Crescent Carpark

star rating of 2
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only
Nikau Crescent parking Nikau Crescent Carpark is a small parking area near to Whareroa Marae . Free overnight parking is allowed for self-contained motor caravanners
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