Free Campsites in the Taupo Region
Lake Taupo would have to be a favourite visitor destinations of many with it’s vast array of visitor attractions, great campervan parking (near the centrally located i-SITE) not to mention New Zealand’s largest lake which has arguably some of the best trout fishing in the world. The town is very well presented and does a great job at making visitors feel welcome. In addition to being a beautiful lake, it also has some amazing towns within the region that are worth exploring. Travelling the Desert Road to get to Taupo can be a great experience in itself, just make sure you stop in Waiouru to get plenty of fuel. Below are a few points within the region that are designated as free campsites by the council. My two favourite in Taupo would have to be 5 Mile Bay (for self contained only) and Reid’s Farm Recreation Reserve, both pretty awesome.
Tap the ‘Find a Location’ button on the top left and select either ‘Campgrounds for self-contained vehicles’, or ‘Campground for non self-contained vehicles’ depending on if you have a toilet on board or not. Then look for these icons:
Heading East from Taupo? Be sure to check out free campsites in the Bay of Plenty region