Maraetotara Reserve (SC Only)


4.4 from 11 users.


Designated freedom camping location. Freedom camping permitted in CERTIFIED SELF-CONTAINED VEHICLES ONLY. Vehicles may only be parked in the designated camping area. You may stay a maximum of two (2) consecutive nights. Facilities at this location include toilets, drinking water, a dump point, picnic tables, bbq and playground. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace. Keep New Zealand clean. Always use the toilet in your vehicle or a public toilet.

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Lat: -37.970495 Lng: 177.057425

User Reviews



Really nice spot to stay right next to the Beach. Approx 8 caravans can squeeze (you should count that few will be parking infront of your caravan, but if you know the time of departure of each other, it's not problem at all) Clean bathrooms just 20 seconds of walk - take your own toilet paper if you are not a patient person(toilet paper is placed not on roll but on a little plate where it is completely stucked, so you have to manually move your hands around the roll and wall to get a piece of paper) beach volleyball field right behind, it is usually a bit windy so no sandflies, kids playground, grassy field,… Stunning and safe!



Good spot. It's not the biggest as only a small section is allowed camping, the rest of the parking area is off limits to overnight stays. Facilities are good. Beach location is good. Was quiet and felt safe.



Love this spot. Very busy but right on the beach. Nice and quiet. Toilets well maintained (although on a Sunday afternoon with the rest of the area full of day visitors they got a bit feral, but cleaned first thing Monday). Cold outside shower. Inspector does come around each night so make sure you stick to your two night max stay and camp in the designated area


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