This is a scenic campsite in the Whangarei area. Camp behind the sand dunes of Uretiti Beach.

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Shower - cold
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible
300 non-powered/tent sites


  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Opening dates for bookings may change from year to year.

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

Uretiti Beach.
Uretiti Beach


  • Camp office hours are 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Camp gates and barrier arms are locked from 9:00 pm – 7:30 am
  • Camp host on site year round
  • Contact Uretiti campsite on +64 9 432 1051
  • Recycling facilities available

Getting there

Uretiti Beach lies between Whangarei and Waipu on Northland's East Coast.

Drive on SH1 5 km north of Waipu or 34 km south of Whangarei, turn off at the signpost. Follow road to beach and camp.

View a map of the campsite zones (PDF, 2,178K).


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1731842, N6022426
Latitude: -35.93379305, Longitude: 174.45998112


Uretiti campsite.
Uretiti campsite

  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $5 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Campers are required to purchase a $2.00 rubbish bag to assist with the disposal of rubbish and recyclable items.

Backcountry hut pass does not apply.


We recommend you make a booking during the busy summer season. Opening dates for bookings may change from year to year.

Book online or contact the Uretiti Beach camp office, phone: +64 9 432 1051.

Before you book read the booking terms and conditions.


Surf, fish or swim at the beautiful sandy surf beach. Walk along the stunning coastal track at Mangawhai Heads, only a 20 min drive south, or explore the nearby Waipu Caves.

Know before you go


Whangarei Office
Phone:      +64 9 470 3300
Full office details
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