Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite
Located in Whananaki area in the Northland region
IntroductionCamp in a beach-front setting with large pōhutukawa trees for shade. Relax on the beach or walk along the coast.
- Boat launching
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible
- Diving and snorkelling
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
9 February to 25 December
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
26 December to 8 February
- Adult (18+ years): $18 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $9 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for the 2023/24 season have been delayed. The new opening date will be confirmed 31 May 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December - 28 February and for public holiday weekends.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your booking will be for your chosen site.
Otamure Bay (Whananaki) campsite lies almost 30 km north of Whangarei, near Whananaki North on Northland's East Coast.
Go past Hikurangi on SH1. Turn off SH1 at Whananaki North Road, which becomes Rockell Road, and travel 27 km. The campsite is 4 km past Whananaki shop and school.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1732719, N6071514
Latitude: -35.49228157, Longitude: 174.46135262
- Wasps and wasp nests may be present.
- Northland reserve bylaws apply to Otamure Recreation Reserve.
- Camp host on-site year round.
- Check in from 2 pm.
- Camp office hours are 8 am to 8 pm. From 1 May to 1 September the office closes at 6 pm.
- Read the camp rules.
Gates: Camp gates and barrier arms are locked from 9:00 pm to 7:30 am. Only one vehicle at a time through the gates. Do not share your barrier arm code as it will only work once in either direction.
If you plan to enjoy the water, learn how to stay safe when swimming, boating and fishing.
Rubbish and recycling
This campsite operates a ‘pack in, pack out’ policy for waste. There will be no rubbish collection. This includes compost and recycling.
The closest transfer station to the campsite is located at Hikurangi.
Walk in the nearby Motutara Recreation Reserve or the Watkin Powell Track.
Out on the headland there are several small, secluded beaches and some good fishing and diving spots.
|Otamure Bay Campsite Office|
|Phone:||+64 9 433 8402|
|We respond to messages Monday to Friday.|
|Kauaeranga Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 7 867 9080|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
PO Box 343
|Full office details|