Camp in a picturesque setting overlooking the black sands of Waitoetoe Beach

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Camp in a picturesque setting overlooking the black sands of Waitoetoe Beach on Taranaki's west coast. A good spot for kicking back and relaxing.

Campsite overview


  • Foot


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from stream
20 non-powered/tent sites


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite


Only accessible on foot and with minimal facilities, this is the spot for those seeking a back to basics holiday.

The campsite is a paddock that is occassionally grazed by stock.

Getting there

The campsite is on Waitoetoe Road, off SH3, 35 minutes north of New Plymouth.

A slump in the road means this campsite is only accessible by foot. Park your vehicle at the Waitoetoe Road end and follow the rough track down to the camping area - approximately 300m away.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1724050, N5685995
Latitude: -38.9662. Longitude: 174.4319



Maximum four night stay.


A perfect place for fishing, walking, surfing, swimming, relaxing or hiking the nearby Whitecliffs Walkway.

Know before you go

Take your rubbish away with you.

There is a flush toilet onsite, you will need to bring your own toilet paper.  

The campsite can be exposed to the weather - make sure you tie your tent down well!  

The ocean can have tidal rips so be wary if swimming.  Keep clear of the eroding cliffs along the beach. If you're going for a walk make sure you are aware of tide times so you dont get trapped against the cliffs by an incoming tide. 


Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:   +64 6 759 0350
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   55A Rimu Street
New Plymouth 4312
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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