NORTHLAND: TUTUKAKA

29-Nov-15

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Whangaumu Bay Carpark

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

22 Whangaumu St, Tutukaka, Whangarei, Northland

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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 wdc.govt.nz for the latest information. You risk a $200 fine for ignoring signs.

Parking overlooking the beach

Parking overlooking the beach

 

Access to the beach

Access to the beach

 

Access from the beach

Access to the beach

 

Picnic table

Picnic table

 

 

Whangaumu Bay is also known as Wellingtons Bay, is a quiet beachfront community with a reserve at both ends of the bay.

 

The western most reserve is quite small, but is a nice location overlooking a beautiful sandy beach.

 

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and the eastern most reserve was full of locals and visitors enjoying the beach. It is a larger area, and would be great for freedom camping, but there was no room for us to stop and get some pictures. It would be pretty quiet during the weekdays.

 

The Whangarei District Council allows certified self-contained motor caravanners to freedom camp at this location for a max of 3 days and a limit of 2 vans.

Beachfront homes

Beachfront homes

 

View across the bay

View across the bay

 

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