WAIKATO: COROMANDEL EAST

03-May-15

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Opito Bay Rd Reserve

star rating of 2.5

by Chris Gaelic

cnr Opito Bay Rd and Moore St, Opito Bay, Coromandel, Waikato

rvexplorer id: 19334

Please take careful note of council's designated parking areas.
You now risk a $200 instant fine if you don't park in the area provided

Access to the beach

Refuse and recycling centre nearby

Refuse and recycling centre nearby

 

Opito Bay Rd Reserve stretches along the beachfront side of Opito Bay Rd. There is currently no sign one way or the other concerning freedom camping.

 

This is the only reserve along the Opito Bay beachfront that doesn't have any council sign either allowing, or forbidding, freedom camping. According to the council website, this should allow motor caravanners travelling in certified self-contained vans to stay for up to two consequtive nights.

 

However, the lack of signs seems almost like an oversight given the complete exclusion of freedom camping on all the previous very similar reserves.

 

If the signs are still not there when you visit, then you should be able to stay. Certainly, the council should have no grounds for issuing you with a fine.

 

Like all the other beachfront reserves along Opito Bay, there is golden sand, and the reserve is beautifully maintained.

 

There is a refuse and recycling centre nearby should you need to dispose of any rubbish.

 

Stream feeding into the beach

 

The reverve

 

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