Whangapoua Campsite
PHOTO: Brian Dobbie ©

Introduction

Located on the edge of Whangapoua estuary, this scenic campsite is close to a popular surf break.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shower - cold
  • Water from tap
74 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Surfing

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this campsite

Set in farmland overlooking the Whangapoua estuary and a popular surf beach with good fishing.

There are stunning views of Mt Hirakimata and Rakitu Island.

Facilities and services

  • Campsite serviced 1 December to end of February.
  • Picnic shelter available.

Getting there

At Okiwi, close to the airfield, on the edge of the Whangapoua Estuary, Great Barrier Island.

From Auckland via ferry or by air. Passenger and car ferry to Tryphena or Port Fitzroy, or air travel to Claris or Okiwi. Rental cars available for hire from Tryphena and Claris by arrangement.

Access: Narrow gravel roads.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1817893-N5997238
Latitude: -36.14512248, Longitude: 175.42182914

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Passes

  • The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

  • The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.

  • Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

Book Whangapoua Campsite online, or contact:

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Address:   Shed 19
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 

Read the terms and conditions before you book.

Activities

A short walk gives access to the historic Wairarapa grave site at the northern end of the beach.

Endangered bird species: pateke (brown teal), New Zealand dotterel, oyster catcher and banded rail. Please do not disturb, and take special care during the nesting season.

Know before you go

  • Fires are not permitted at any time. Bring your own cooker or gas BBQ.
  • Vehicle access to beach is not permitted.
  • We recommend boiling water before use.

You will be asked to leave if behaving in a disorderly or offensive way (e.g. excessive alcohol, using foul language, noisy or riotous). Drinking in public and the public display of alcohol are not permitted.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Address:   Shed 19
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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