Waitoko Stream Esplanade Freedom Camping (SC Only)


3.1 from 6 users


Freedom camping permitted in certified self contained vehicles only. Vehicles to freedom camp only in the designated area. Departure by 9am. Maximun stay of two consecutive nights. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.

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Lat: -36.994744 Lng: 175.857443

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Ok for one night, toilets are 4 min walk. The view is not as beautiful as the other spot but less crowded. Grass and near the volcano. Drinkable water in the site.


User 199280

Nice spot but mostly uneven surface and you need to walk to the toilets of the other campingspot.



Nice enough spot. Quiet and dark. 400-500m walk to the toilets (it's the toilets from the other freedom camping spot). There's a dump station and a tap for drinking water. Unclear as to how many cars are allowed to stay.


User 211399

Underrated spot I'd say. Nice grassy pitch, close to the toilets for the other spot close by and nice and quiet and sheltered.


User 177577

Small grassy lot behind the waste water dump station. Nice volcano views. Only one other van here, woke up to find my friend from Alaska inside. Anything can happen at this spot!


User 164640

The best campground so far.close to toilets,quite place and incredibly spot for overnight stay


User 85370

Make sure to stay there only with SCV!! Seems like the council has daily controls; us and two other NSC had to pay a fee of $200.



Council approved freedom camping site. The conditions at these approved sites are: Self Contained Vehicles Only. Vehicles to depart by 9am. Vehicles to freedom camp only in the designated area. Maximum stay of two consecutive nights



Good spot adjacent to estuary. Uneven mown grass with a few shrubs. 300 meters from the toilet. Sites aren't marked probably room for 5 campers. Need to vacate by 9am. Max of 2 consecutive nights.

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