Peering over the dunes at Uretiti Beach

Image: Brandon Koger


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

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - treated, suitable for drinking
  • Wheelchair accessible
300 non-powered/tent sites


  • 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
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this campsite


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

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).


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


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


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.


A minimum 3-night stay is required for all bookings from 28 December 2019 until 1 January 2020 inclusive.

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.


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
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
Back to top