Whangaruru campsite, Puriri Bay
Image: Brandon Koger
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 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/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.
Whangaruru North Head walking tracks start from the campsite.
The sheltered waters are good for swimming, boating, etc.