BAY OF PLENTY: KATIKATI

22-Apr-13

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Tuapiro Reserve

star rating of 4

by Chris Gaelic

Turn left off Tuapiro Road, Katikati, Bay of Plenty

rvexplorer id: 17436

Beachfront parking

Beachfront parking

 

Public toilets

Public toilets

 

Freedom Camping sign

 

We arrived at the Tuapiro Reserve in the late afternoon, and were immediately impressed by the large grassed park adjacent to a forest, and with parking available right by the beach. The tide was in, and there was only one other motorhome at the end of the park, so we decided that this would be a great place to stay the night and recharge our batteries after a busy day.

 

Unfortunately, our motorhome house batteries had other ideas, and the warning beeps started soon after we got ourselves set up. With no powered sites available, and alas, no generator, we had no choice but to weigh anchor and go looking for a holiday park where we could plug into 230 volts. 

 

Tuapiro is another really nice location. The park extends along the waters edge and offers a pleasant view out over the harbour. There is a forest walk to the end of the penisula if you're looking for some exercise, or you could just chill out and relax.

 

There's plenty of choice for motorhome parking available and a limit of 3 nights per calendar month.

 

 

Forest walk

Forest walk

 

Beach front

 

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