Peering over the dunes at Uretiti Beach

Image: Brandon Koger

Introduction

This is a scenic campsite in the Whangārei area. Camp behind the sand dunes of Uretiti Beach, a sandy surf beach.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible
300 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Opening dates for bookings may change from year to year.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs
  • 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

Facilities

  • Hot showers are $2 coin operated. 
  • Recycling facilities available.
  • Camp office hours are 7:30 am – 8:00 pm. Contact Uretiti campsite on +64 9 432 1051.
  • Camp gates and barrier arms are locked from 9:00 pm – 7:30 am.
  • Camp host on site year round.

Getting there

Uretiti Beach lies between Whangārei and Waipu on Northland's East Coast.

Drive on SH1 5 km north of Waipu or 34 km south of Whangārei, 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): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

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

Summer 2019/2020 bookings open 10 am on 4 September 2019.

A minimum 3-night stay is required for all bookings from 27 December 2019 until 5 January 2020.

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.

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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