Otamure Bay, Whananaki North, where the DOC campsite is—just back from the dunes
Image: Anne, Arty Green in Paradise | ©
A decision on when campsites will open for bookings for the 2019/20 summer will be made in March 2019. Check then for more information.
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
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. Book online or contact the Otamure Bay camp office, phone: +64 9 433 8402.
Before you book:
Changes or alterations to bookings could incur a $10 fee per change.
Out on the headland there are several small, secluded beaches and some good fishing and diving spots.