Otamure Bay, Whananaki North, where the DOC campsite is—just back from the dunes
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Fires are not permitted at any time.
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
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between the Friday before Christmas and the end of Waitangi weekend. In 2020/2021, this is 18 December 2020 to 9 February 2021.
To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.
Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance for the busy summer season.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your booking will be for your chosen site.
Out on the headland there are several small, secluded beaches and some good fishing and diving spots.
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.
|Otamure Bay Campsite Office|
|Phone:||+64 9 433 8402|
|We respond to messages Monday to Friday.|
|Phone:||+64 9 470 3300|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
2 South End Ave
PO Box 842
|Full office details|