Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) campsite
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- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5 - 17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
We recommend you make a booking during the busy summer season. Book online or contact the Puriri Bay camp office, phone: +64 9 433 6160.
Before you book:
- To provide a fair and equal opportunity for all potential campers, only one site may be booked per booking session
- The availability of some sites will vary from time to time without notice.
Self-registration during off peak period.
- Number of camp sites - 93
The campsite overlooks the mouth of Whangaruru Harbour.
- Backcountry hut pass does not apply
- Camp office hours are 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
- Camp gates and barrier arms are locked from 9:00 pm – 7:30 am
- Recycling facilities available
- Camp hosts on site from Labour Weekend to first Saturday after Easter
- Contact the campground on +64 9 433 6160
From Queens Birthday to Labour Weekend:
- Grassed areas will be locked off
- A limited number of hardstand sites are available
- The central ablution blocks will be left open
- Rubbish bins are closed during this period. Take your rubbish away with you.
- Last 2 km single lane
- Weather conditions will limit access to the grassed areas over winter.
Campers staying in the camp are required to purchase a $2.00 rubbish bag to assist with the costs associated with the disposal of rubbish and recyclable items.
Puriri Bay, Whangaruru North lies about 30 km south-east of Russell on Northland's East Coast.
Turn off SH1, 22 km north of Whangarei onto Russell Rd. After about 30 km ( just north of Ngaiotonga) turn into Whangaruru North Rd.
Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1723562-6085659
Latitude: -35.36473569, Longitude: 174.36010002
This attractive campsite offers sheltered waters, walking, swimming and boating activities.
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Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.
- Stay on the track and off kauri roots.
- Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forests.
Visit the kauri dieback website for more information on how you can help.