NORTHLAND: WHANGAREI

Parua Bay Marina

star rating of 5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Overnight Camping sign The marina at Parua Bay includes a parking area in the reserve where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight
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Hatea Drive Carpark

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Parking inside the carpark There is a large council carpark at the junction of Hatea and Riverside drives that is suitable for motorhome parking.
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Marsden Bay Reserve

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Overnight camping sign Marsden Bay Reserve is next to the sea entrance to the Marsden Marina. Motorhomes can park overnight for a maximum stay of 1 night.
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Tamaterau Rest Area

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Waterfront parking The roadside rest area at Tamaterau provides spacious waterfront parking and is available for freedom camping in self-contained motorhomes.
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Whangarei Falls

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Walking Tracks Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
View of the Whangarei Falls The Whangarei Falls is an iconic attraction, situated in a large reserve with a walk to the waterfall from the parking area. Overnight camping is allowed for self-contained motorhomes.
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Waipu Golf Club

star rating of 4
Park-Over Property Golf Club Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Quiet and Peaceful
Entrance to the Club reception and restaurant The Waipu Golf Club provides stunning views over Whangarei Harbour and, for a small fee, includes overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners
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Whangarei Falls Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available
Campsite Office Whangarei Falls Holiday Park is on the outskirts of Whangarei city, and just a short walk from the Whangarei Falls
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Bland Bay Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Bland Bay Motor Camp Bland Bay Holiday Park in located on the ocean side of the long Whangaruru peninsula. It offers large level grassed areas for parking, many being right along the water's edge.
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Puriri Bay DOC Campsite

star rating of 4
Department of Conservation Campsite Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Puriri Bay by the DOC campsite The DOC campsite at Puriri Bay is justifiably popular over the summer months, with on grass parking right alongside the beach. The grass parking area is closed off over winter as it gets too wet, so the only parking is on the paved area at the entrance.
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Ocean Beach Carpark

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Walking along the beach Ocean Beach, just past Whangarei Heads is a stunning location. Clean sand, surfing, sand dunes for sliding down, and some interesting walks. Freedom camping is allowed overnight in self-contained motorhomes.
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Ocean Beach - Main Carpark and Rest Area

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Vans in the allocated parking areas Ocean Beach at Whangarei Heads has two carpark areas - this one includes toilet facilities and also allows certified self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight. There is a walkway to the beach as well as a variety of DOC walks for exploring the area. This is a great family location to enjoy beach and hiking activity.
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Onerahi Beach Road Carpark

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Overnight Camping sign The Whangarei City Council have made the Beach Rd carpark in Onerahi available for overnight parking for certified self-contained vans. This is a really beautiful location beside the Onerahi Yacht Club, with clean toilet facilities and a children's playground. This is a great location to park overnight.
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Carpark next to Pak n Save

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Buying parking tickets in the carpark The metered carpark next to Pak n Save is owned by the Whangarei council and is great for stopping for groceries, or even parking overnight if certified self-contained.
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Waikaraka Layby

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Rest area parking The Waikaraka Layby is at Tamaterau, on the Whangarei Heads road, and overlooks the harbour. Certified self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp there.
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One Tree Point Layby

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Parking overlooking the Whangarei Harbour The small layby along One Tree Point road overlooks the harbour and certified self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Northland Cricket Association Carpark

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Northland Cricket Association entrance The Northland Cricket Association carpark is owned by the Whangarei Council and is available for certified self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight
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Reotahi Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Overnight Camping sign Reotahi Reserve is a secluded parking area with access to the beach and the Reotahi Walkway. Overnight Camping is available for motorhomes
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Mt Manaia Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks Marginal Vodafone mobile reception Marginal Spark mobile reception
Overnight Camping sign Mt Manaia Reserve has a small sealed parking area where self-contained motorhomes can park overnight for a maximum of one night.
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McLeod Bay Rest Area

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Parking area overlooking Whangarei Harbour The McLeod Bay Rest Area is right on the water's edge, and self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp without restrictions.
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One Tree Point Boatramp Carpark

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Parking in the carpark The One Tree Point Boatramp Carpark is run by the Whangarei District Council, and can be used for overnight parking by self-contained motor caravanners.
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Whangarei Central Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
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
Holiday Park Office Whangarei Central Holiday Park offers spacious parking and good facilities not far from the centre of Whangarei city.
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Ryburn House Lane Carpark

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Parking in the marked campervan areas The Whangarei City Council have made some parking areas available for campervans and caravans in their Ryburn House Lane Carpark.
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Scow Landing Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Parking on the reserve Scow Landing is a large reserve along the banks of the Ngunguru River. Shaded with mature trees and off the main road, it a nice place to stop for a break
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Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Fishing Location Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Reception at the entrance to the Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park is a large campsite just south of Whangarei. With direct access to the beach, views across the harbour, and parking on grass, it is a great location for families to spend the summer holidays.
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Whangarei i-Site

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
The i-Site and Cafe complex The Whangarei i-Site is strategically located at the entrance to Whangarei, going north, and offers all the usual i-Site services, including a cafe, and public toilets. Self-contained motor caravanners can also park overnight at the far end of the parking area.
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Whangarei Top 10 Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available
Campsite reception The Whangarei Top 10 Holiday Park is located in Kensington, just outside the Whangarei city centre, in a quiet location sitting at the base of Mt Parihaka.
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Uretiti - DOC Campsite

star rating of 3.5
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Secluded parking at Uretiti campsite Uretiti is a DOC campsite located just south of Whangarei. It is very spacious and provides direct access to the beach across the sand dunes.
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Bascule Road Carpark

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
The Hatea Loop sign There is a large carpark alongside Whangarei's new bridge to Onerahi and it is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Nook Rd Layby

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Rest area parking The Nook Rd Layby is in a sheltered location down a country road off the road to Whangarei Heads. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Tamaterau Reserve

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Overnight Camping sign Tamaterau Reserve has a small parking area which is available for overnight camping for a maximum of one night
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Parua Bay Rest Area 2

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Parking in the Parua Bay rest area Parua Bay has two roadside rest areas along the waterfront where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom park without restrictions.
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Parua Bay Rest Area 1

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Parua Bay rest area parking Parua Bay has two roadside rest areas along the waterfront where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom park without restrictions.
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Sime Rd PDS

star rating of 3
Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access
Emptying into the dump station The Sime Rd PDS provides a well designed public dump station and fresh drinking water.
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Ruakaka Beach Reserve

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Fishing Location Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Overnight Camping in the reserve Ruakaka Beach Reserve provides access to Bream Bay beach. It's a nice picnic area adjacent to the surf club, and is locked overnight from 9pm to dawn.
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Kiorerowa Rd PDS

star rating of 3
Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access
Motorhomes queued up at the dump station There is a large public dump station in Kiorerowa Rd with access from both sides. It is also just across the road from a Caltex Service Station
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Whangarei Golf Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Golf Club Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly
Golf Club Entrance Whangarei Golf Club has a large sealed carpark where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight
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Tikipunga Shopping Centre

star rating of 3
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Grocery Shopping Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Plenty of parking The Tikipunga Shopping Centre includes a large Countdown and has plenty of parking for large vans.
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Sherwood Park Golf Club

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Golf Club Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the clubrooms Sherwood Park Golf Club has a large sealed parking area where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Marsden Cove Marina Carpark

star rating of 3
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Quiet and Peaceful
The Waterline Cafe at Marden Cove Marina Marsden Cove Marina has a huge carpark which they have made available to motor caravanners with self-contained vans for low cost overnight parking. This includes power, toilets and showers and the Marina Cafe is available for meals.
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Elliot Bay Lookout

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access
Lookout over Elliot Bay on a sunny afternoon Elliot Bay Lookout is located on the winding road from Russell to Whangaruru on the East Coast. There are no facilities - just a fabulous view over the bay on a fine day. Great place to stop for a break.
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Whangaruru Beachfront Camp

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Whangaruru Beachfront Camp reception Whangaruru Beachfront Camp is located just north of the Oakura community in its own private bay. With a large area of grass for parking on, and a sheltered beach, this would be an excellent place to camp over summer.
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Blue Heron 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 Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Blue Heron Holiday Park The Blue Heron Holiday Park is a small family oriented holiday park with a beach front location not far from Onerahi. Parking is on grass surrounded with mature trees and would make a great summer holiday location. There is some ashfelt parking available, but otherwise it may be too soft over winter.
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McLeod Bay Layby

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Rest Stop Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Rest area parking There are two rest areas at McLeod Bay alongside the harbour, where certified self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp.
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Ruakaka Shopping Centre

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Public toilets The Ruakaka Shopping Centre has a FreshChoice supermarket, pharmacy, and an excellent butcher. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight near the public toilets.
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AH Reed Memorial Park

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Overnight Camping sign The AH Reed Memorial Park provides access to the Hatea River walk, and is well set up with excellent public toilets. Small motorhomes can stay overnight.
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Whangarei RSA

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the RSA Reception The Whangarei RSA within the central city area and offers overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Taurikura Bay

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Motorhome Parking sign The Manaia Tennis Club at Taurikura Bay offers overnight parking in the paddock beside the tennis court and across the road from the bay.
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Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful
Ducks viewed from the pier The Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve was gifted to the people of Hikurangi as a recreational area after the original Waro limestone quarry was closed in 1974
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Northland Harbour Board Carpark

star rating of 2.5
Toilets Available
Marsden Point Carpark - toilets The Northland Harbour Board provides a public carpark for people wanting to access the beach. It includes clean toilets, and also allows motor caravanners in certified self-contained vans to park overnight.
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Treasure Island Trailer Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Treasure Island Trailer Park is a family-focussed holiday park at a beach front location at Pataua South - a 30 minutes drive from Whangarei. They provide organised activities for children, safe swimming on two beaches, and bush walks. There are 80 powered sites and 40 camp sites available.
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Ruakaka Beach Carpark

star rating of 2
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Ruakaka Beach carpark There is a small carpark and reserve for accessing Ruakaka beach. Certified self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Hikurangi Hotel

star rating of 2
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Entrance to the Hikurangi Hotel Hikurangi Hotel is a country pub just north of Whangarei where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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