Rays Rest Freedom Camping (SC Only)


4.5 from 15 users


461 East Coast Road, Kaiaua, North Island



Freedom camping permitted in CERTIFIED SELF-CONTAINED VEHICLES ONLY. Park within the signposted area. Permitted camping hours between 6pm at night and 10am the next morning. Maximum stay of two nights All rubbish and other materials to be removed when vacating the area. Dogs are prohibited on the beach and adjoining reserve. Keep New Zealand clean. Always use the toilet in your vehicle or a public toilet.

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Lat: -37.149197 Lng: 175.306263

User Reviews



Just stayed here last night, as did about 6 others, plenty of space at the waters edge, beautiful to wake up too! Quite nice and quiet too, the odd car goes past. Definitely worth a looksie. If you're touring, find us on Instagram if you like @saltyskin Always good to connect!



Pleasant spot, maxed out with RVs. On the beach had one of those (sadly familiar) conversations with a couple whose sentences began with "I'm not racist but".... I'm an immigrant here so you can probably guess that I'm not keen to progress this convo. I know that not all older people are like that, I'm older myself, but I'm finding this happening often wherever older RVers gather. I left pretty quickly after that. Shame for such a beautiful spot.



Good quiet spot for a night close to Auckland


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