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Takaka River Mouth Parking Area

star rating of 3

by Chris Gaelic

30 Takaka-Collingwood Hwy, Takaka, Tasman

rvexplorer id: 18152

Lat-Long: -40.8314, 172.79261

Freedom camping sign




Freedom Camping is no longer allowed and the carpark access is blocked


The Takaka River Mouth has a parking area provided by the Tasman District Council and offers trout fishing and whitebaiting in season. A permit is required for trout fishing, and is enforced by NZ Fish and Game. Whitebaiting season is open between 15 August and 30 September each year.


We noticed motorhomes parked in the reserve as we drove past on the way to Golden Bay. It was getting late so we decided to go back and have a closer look, and ended up staying overnight.


The parking area is quite spacious, and includes a metalled area as well as a grassed area. There may be a risk of flooding in heavy rain.


Overnight parking is only for certified self-contained vans, and is limited to a maximum of two consequtive nights.



Takaka River

The Takaka River in the late evening




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