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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.
Tui stopping by for dinner
Whangaumu Bay has a large beachfront reserve where overnight camping is allowed in motorhomes.
Like Kowharewa Bay, the overnight camping area is limited to a very small portion of the reserve, and to a maximum vehicle length of 6 metres. This is even though there is plenty of space for large motorhomes to park.
Most self-contained motorhomes are longer than 6 metres, so the council is effectively making this stunning location available to visitors who are not self-contained.
Otherwise, this is a great place to visit, even if only during the day.