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.
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 20 December 2020 and 8 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 to 30 June 2021.
Bookings are planned to open in May 2021, for stays that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.
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.
Phone: +64 9 433 6160
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2 South End Ave
PO Box 842
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