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Parua Bay Marina
near 1035 Whangarei Heads Rd, Parua Bay, Whangarei, Northland
rvexplorer id: 19130
Certified self-contained vans can park overnight in any council parking area that is not sign-posted as prohibited.
For complete details check wdc.govt.nz/camping. Check for onsite signs on arrival.
You risk a $200 fine for ignoring the rules.
Whangarei District Council also provides four designated freedom camping areas for self-contained vehicles
as well as 18 sites that permit non self-contained camping options.
Parking spaces and van length are limited at these sites and they are very popular, so be sure to arrive early
if you want to park overnight. We recommend you avoid these during the summer season.
Marina Boat Ramp
Fish & Chips
The marina at Parua Bay includes a parking area in the reserve where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
It's in a stunning location, with a boat ramp, a jetty that you can try fishing from, public toilets, and even a large trash collection facility.
You're just a short walk from the Parua Bay Tavern, with a large Fish n Chips premises opposite, should you want to relax and eat out.
You'll also see motorhomes parked in the Whangarei Cruising Club next door. However, this is a private area for members of the NZ Motor Caravan Association.
Designated Overnight Camping area