NORTHLAND: WHANGAREI

04-Dec-18

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Ruakaka Shopping Centre

star rating of 2.5

by Chris Gaelic

378 Marsden Point Road, Ruakaka, Whangarei, Northland

rvexplorer id: 20880

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.

Public toilets

Public toilets

 

The Ruakaka Shopping Centre has a FreshChoice supermarket, pharmacy, and an excellent butcher. Certified self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight near the public toilets.

 

This is a excellent country location to top up on groceries, but it is also very busy and finding suitable parking for a large self-contained motorhome can be a challenge. If you want to park overnight it might be better to arrive after closing time so that you can find parking in the location around the public toilets.

 

While this is close to the local police station, the officer didn't really recommend staying overnight because of potential safety concerns.

Parking at the Ruakaka shopping centre

 

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