NORTHLAND: WHANGAREI

20-Jan-15

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Parua Bay Marina

star rating of 5

by Chris Gaelic

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.

Overnight Camping sign

Marina Boat Ramp

Marina Boat Ramp

Public toilets

Public toilets

Marina Tavern

Marina Tavern

Fish & Chips

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

Designated Overnight Camping area

 

Parua Bay Marina and Jetty

 

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