Gulf Harbour

Over the last few months there has been quite a lot of discussion on the NZMCA forum on the changes to the Free camping area at Gulf Harbour.

Nice spot for overnighting with a great view
Nice spot for overnighting with a great view

We were going to spend a night with my brother in law John and his other half Marnie at Silverdale and as we were a bit early, we decided to check it out and stop for a cup of tea. The weather wasn’t playing the game so it wasn’t looking its best as the nice overnighting spot that it is.

Nice for a cup of tea, Great outlook right back to the City
Nice for a cup of tea, Great outlook right back to the City

I think the council have done quite a good job of separating the boat trailer car parking, the Motorhome parking and the ferry parkers.

The sign writing is nice and clear and allows plenty of room for everyone.

On the northern side
On the northern side
A great spot with good facilities including a dump station
A great spot with good facilities including a dump station

My only comment for improvements would be to take a leaf out of Taupo councils book and paint the 3m fire safety gap, as No Parking between each park, so the tourists and those not aware,  don’t try to jam in late at night.

Oops, maybe here for the day
Oops, maybe just stopping  for a moment.. Nice long trailer parking for the boaties.

We only stopped for a look and moved on to Silverdale but a big improvement.

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