Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
The campsite overlooks the mouth of Whangaruru Harbour.
Camp hosts are on site from Labour Weekend to the end of April.
When camp hosts are not there the grass areas are blocked off. There's still hard ground parking available.
Pay when making an online booking, on arrival to the camp host, or at the self registration stand when there is no camp host on site.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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.
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
Whangaruru North Head walking tracks start from the campsite.
The sheltered waters are good for swimming, boating, etc.
|Puriri Bay Campsite Office|
|Phone:||+64 9 433 6160|
|Phone:||+64 9 470 3300|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
2 South End Ave
PO Box 842
|Full office details|
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.