Waikahoa Bay Campsite
PHOTO: Stephen Wynne-Jones | DOC

Introduction

Camp beside a sandy beach among pōhutukawa trees. A great spot for water activities.

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Campsite overview

Access

  • Foot

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Shower - cold
  • Water from tap
35 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Closed after Easter to Labour weekend.

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

Getting there

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park is located about 48 km north-east of Whangarei.

From Whangarei, turn off SH 1 onto Russell Road. At Helena Bay turn south onto Webb Road, continue until you come to the Mimiwhangata Coastal Park turn off.

Access: From Teal Bay the road is gravel, narrow and winding. Steep 5 minute walk to campsite – all gear must be carried from the car park over the hill to the campground.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1728006, N6077000
Latitude: -35.44244321, Longitude: 174.41204155

Fees

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

Backcountry hut pass does not apply.

Bookings

Bookings are essential in peak season.

Book Waikahoa Bay Campsite online, or contact:

Mimiwhangata Coastal Park Ranger
Phone: +64 9 433 6554.

Activities

 Enjoy kayaking, swimming and relaxing. 

The swimming and diving are superb, and there are some good fishing spots, but check the Marine Park Fishing Regulations.

Walkways go through neighbouring farmland.

Mimiwhangata is also a great place for bird watching – it is home to a variety of shorebirds, the endangered brown teal and there are good numbers of kiwi in the surrounding forested areas.

Know before you go

  • Gate access to the camp carpark is locked. The PIN number will be emailed 10 days prior to arrival.
  • No campervan access.
  • Campers must report to the resident Ranger.
  • Sites are not individually marked but are limited to a maximum of 5 people per site.
  • All rubbish must be removed – rubbish transfer station at Hikurangi 300 m from the turn-off.
  • There are no boat launching facilities, however hand launching of dinghies is permitted from the car park.
  • Northland reserve bylaws apply to Mimiwhangata Scenic Reserve.

Contacts

Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Address:   2 South End Ave
Raumanga
Whangarei 0110
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
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