Waikahoa Bay Campsite
Image: Stephen Wynne-Jones
Closed after Easter to Labour weekend.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
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
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.