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Five Mile Bay Reserve
State Hwy 1, Wharewaka, Taupo , Waikato
rvexplorer id: 19022
Five Mile Bay Reserve has a large sealed area on the lake front where self-contained motor caravanners can freedom camp.
We were driving past on our way from Taupo to Turangi when we noticed a group of motorhomes parked alongside the lake front, and decided to stop and have a look.
The Department of Conservatoin (DOC) have created a large parking area in a prime location on the shore of Lake Taupo specifically for freedom camping.
If you enjoy parking right on the lake front, and prefer to be away from all the tourist hustle at Taupo town, then this is about as good as it gets.
We were very impressed and would happily have stayed for a while if we din't have to continue on to Turangi enroute to an Autotraill Users Rally in Ohakune the next day.
There is also a walkway along the lake front.