Introduction

Camp overlooking Twilight beach. Only accessible on foot and with minimal facilities, this is the spot for a true wilderness experience.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Foot

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Basic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap
25 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Fishing

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only
  • Help stop kauri dieback
    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

    How you can help save kauri

About this campsite

Camp in a picturesque setting overlooking beautiful Twilight beach. Only accessible on foot and with minimal facilities, this is the spot for those seeking a true wilderness experience.

Positioned at the southern end of Twilight Beach, this is an excellent spot to explore long, unspoiled beaches, towering dunes and unique wetlands.

Getting there

Twilight is located on the western coastline of the Far North.

From Kaitaia head north on SH1. Follow signposts for Cape Reinga. As you near Cape Reinga, a carpark and signage is located on the left-hand side of the road. From there it's an hour's walk along a marked, unformed track across farm and scrubland to the campsite.

Alternatively, you can access the campsite via the Te Paki Coastal Track from Scott's Point, Te Paki Stream, Te Werahi or Cape Reinga.

Location

Latitude: -34.46177629, Longitude: 172.69840584

Fees

Free

  • Serviced by DOC rangers occasionally
  • Self-registration all year round

Activities

A perfect place for fishing, walking, relaxing, or as a stop off point for hikers embarking on the stunning Te Paki Coastal Track.

Tracks & walks

Before setting out contact the DOC Kaitaia office for an update on the condition of the tracks.

Pandora forms part of the Te Paki Coastal Track. This stunning 3-4 day tramp follows the dramatic coastline of the east and west, and traverses a variety of beautiful and unique landforms including giant sand dunes. It offers spectacular views and also accesses areas of historic and archaeological interest. Self- sufficient camping is available.

Know before you go

  • Mosquitoes prolific – take insect repellent.
  • Always thoroughly clean your equipment (cars / shoes / camping gear etc.) before and after trips to minimise spreading invasive pests, weeds, and diseases.
  • Water from tap is rainwater, so the available water supply is subject to rainfall
  • No fires at any time. 'Contained flame' (gas) barbeques and cookers are fine, but not open flames or fires.
  • No fireworks at any time.
  • No domestic animals permitted in campground.
  • No rubbish bins on site. Please remove your rubbish. 'Take in, take out' policy. Food scraps attract vermin.
  • Nearest rubbish transfer station is at Houhora.
  • Read the camp rules.

Contacts

Kaitaia Office
Phone:   +64 9 408 6014
Fax:   +64 9 408 6019
Email:   kaitaia@doc.govt.nz
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Postal Address:   PO Box 569
Kaitaia 0441
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