Waikahoa Bay Campsite

Image: Stephen Wynne-Jones


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


Campsite overview


  • Foot


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shower - cold
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
35 non-powered/tent sites


  • 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
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this campsite

Getting there

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

From Whangārei, 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.


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


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


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

DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


Check the online booking site for when summer bookings open.

Bookings are essential. 

Book online or contact:

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


 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

  • Campers must report to the resident Ranger.
  • Gate access to the camp carpark is locked. The PIN number will be emailed 10 days prior to arrival.
  • No vehicle/campervan access.
  • 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.


Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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