Te Waitere Reserve


4.6 from 5 users.


Te Waitere Road, Waitomo District, North Island.



Freedom camping permitted in both self-contained and non-self-contained vehicles. No tenting. The maximum period of stay in any location is two consecutive nights on no more than two separate occasions in any calendar month. Freedom camping in certified self-contained vehicles is restricted to the signposted area (where signposted). Space will be available on a first-in first-served basis. Unless subject to area specific restrictions all vehicles being used for freedom camping must depart by 9am. All vehicles being used for freedom camping must be legally parked and any possessions associated with freedom camping contained within a single, defined carparking space. If undefined, vehicles must park in a courteous manner to allow other vehicles to also park within the signposted area, with all possessions no more than 1 metre from the vehicle in any direction. All vehicles being used for freedom camping must be parked clear of any entry and exit points to the site. 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: -38.134463 Lng: 174.822584

User Reviews



I had troubles to identify the right driveway, because the toilets are cylindric (took me a moment to realize these are toilets). Very beautiful remote spot. Very safe, it is surrounded by people living there. Has a 10m gravel road ride up. Very clean flush toilets, a rubbish bin. No soap. Stayed two nights. Two other campers were there, too.


HB Hintons

No sign posts so not sure but checked that we where in the right spot with a neighbour in the black house at the top of the drive .👍we have a 7.4 caravan we took the right side of the drive and came up to park on the grass. Probably parking for one or two motorhomes around us . On Tuesday and Wednesday hope not to many people . Views are stunning as the pictures I have added show . Worth the drive to the point but have plan B if people already here .



Parking behind/above the toilets (go up on one of the streets as depicted in the picture). Very nice little spot with a view of the inlet all around. There is no signage but the locals reassured us that camping is allowed. Multiple flush toilets with small sink that are very clean (no soap). On Friday night the locals come together in the boat club where you can have burgers ($7-15) or fish n chips ($15) and some beers ($5). Very friendly locals!!


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