Whangaruru campsite, Puriri Bay
Image: Brandon Koger
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.
Vehicle access to the campsite is closed from Easter to Labour Weekend.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
The campsite overlooks the mouth of Whangaruru Harbour.
Camp hosts are on site from Labour Weekend (fourth Monday in October) to the first Saturday after Easter.
22 km north of Whangarei, turn off SH1, onto Russell Road. After about 30 km ( just north of Ngaiotonga) turn into Whangaruru North Road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1723562, 6085659
Latitude: -35.36473569, Longitude: 174.36010002
Pay when making a booking, on arrival to the camp host, or at the self registration stand when there is no camp host on site.
Each campsite is required to pay an additional $2 to assist with the cost of recycling and disposal of residual waste.
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.
Bookings are recommended for the busy summer season.
Book online or contact:
Puriri Bay camp office
Phone: +64 9 433 6160
Before you book:
Changes or alterations to bookings could incur a $10 fee per change.
Puriri Bay is a popular campsite – give others a chance to stay here and only book one site per tent.
Whangaruru North Head walking tracks start from the campsite.
The sheltered waters are good for swimming, boating, etc.