If you plan on hanging around the Northland for a while, there’s a good chance you’ll be keeping your eye out for a public shower. The region north of Auckland is surrounded by picturesque swimming beaches and is famous for the seemingly endless stretch of sand that is Ninety Mile Beach. Sandboarding the dunes, 4WDing and surfing one of the world’s greatest left hand breaks all make for a pretty fantastic—albeit sandy—North Island getaway. So, where can you go for a rinse?
There are a few public swimming pools and aquatic centres across the Northland towns which are always great options for a hot shower, and don’t forget i-SITE public shower facilities, however all these options will incur a small fee.
When the weather’s warm sometimes a cold shower is all you need, and there are tonnes of these free open air showers at beaches and reserves along the Northland coast, as well as further inland. Look for them beside public toilets as well as beside the beach.
There’s a stack of campsites and RV Motor Camps in Northland. If you don’t plan on staying overnight, sometimes these campsites offer showers to non-campers in exchange for a small fee.
Although on this website we have maps with public showers in Abel Tasman, Coromandel, Northland and Queenstown,you’ll find any map you need in the app. Check out the map below, and make sure you download the app before you head off so you’ve got all the info you need in your pocket.
Find what you need on the road
Whether you’re looking for public showers, laundromats or dump stations, the CamperMate app helps you find anything you need when you’re out exploring. With offline maps, reviews and safety alerts, it’s the one app you don’t want to leave home without.