Peering over the dunes at Uretiti Beach

Image: Brandon Koger

Introduction

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

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Opening dates for bookings may change from year to year.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.
  • 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

Facilities

  • 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).

Location

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

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Additional fees

Campers are required to purchase a $2 rubbish bag to assist with the disposal of rubbish and recyclable items.

Passes

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

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

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. Changes or alterations to bookings could incur a $10 fee per change.

Activities

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

Contacts

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