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Freedom Camping in Paradise | Licenced To Retire
It's funny we have owned the old campervan for 15 years prior to purchasing the new one and we had never been freedom camping and here we are spending our 4th day unrestricted in only 8 days of owning the van. The camp site at Whananaki South is not in the travel directory and it's not on Campermate so apparently almost nobody knows about the place and the people that were there begged me not to publish the location. So if you do want to know where it is send me an email and I will tell you. At low tide it's about a one kilometre walk across the beach most of the way to the Capitaine Bougainville memorial followed by a steep climb to the memorial itself that is covered in pine needles making staying on your feet and interesting experience. From there we walked back along part of the Te Araroa walkway through the pine forest and paddocks, this was a pleasant one hour walk with some great beach views. On the walk back to the campsite I could not resist taking a photo of this fern