Freedom Camping In Porangahau | Licenced To Retire
Moving on from Pourerere the next stop on the tour was going to be another spot that had been recommended to us as a must stay place - Porangahau Beach but first we wanted to visit the small settlement of Aramoana and no we didn't take a detour to the South Island it's just another village with the same name as the one outside Dunedin. It's a short 8km trip down a well graded metal road to get to Aramoana There is a public carpark at the end of the road which also serves as freedom camping area with 4 dedicated spots available at the far end of the carpark with one little van parked up on our arrival. It's not somewhere we could really stay as you can see from the photo we are rather too large to fit into one of the spaces. This settlement is full of rather expensive looking houses and in some ways the freedom camping area appears to be in conflict with it's surroundings, especially given that those staying in the available space are most likely smaller "tourist" vans. The main