Peering over the dunes at Uretiti Beach
Image: Brandon Koger | Creative Commons


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

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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


  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Opening dates for bookings may change from year to year.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    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


  • 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).


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


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


Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
Full office details
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