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Mimiha Recreation Reserve

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by Chris Gaelic

6 Helena Bay Rd, Helena Bay, Whangarei

rvexplorer id: 19511

Lat-Long: -35.43298, 174.36085

Whangarei District Council welcomes freedom campers, and provides designated freedom camping locations for certified self-contained and non-self-contained vans. Parking spaces and van length may be limited
Certified self-contained vans can also park overnight at any council parking area that is not sign-posted otherwise.
There are 38 prohibited sites. Check for the latest information. You risk a $200 fine for ignoring signs.

Reserve parking area

Reserve parking area


Picnic table

DOC sign


Mimiha Recreation Reserve is next to a tiny community of 5 homes at the end of Helena Bay. It has a more rugged beach that Teal Bay, which is the next bay along.


It's a DOC conservation area for endangered nesting birds, so dogs are not allowed in the reserve.


The entrance to the reserve is dominated by a huge pohutukawa tree, which would have been there long before any of the homes were built.


There is only a small parking area,but it's unlikely to be crowded, and you can park overnight if self-contained.

Local resident homes


Large tree at the entrance to the reserve




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