Muriwai Regional Park.
A windswept rugged coastline stretching 50 km north makes Muriwai one
of New Zealand’s most spectacular black sand surf beaches. At its southern
end, Otakamiro Point is the site of one of this country’s few mainland gannet
breeding colonies. The headland and offshore islands are also home to white
fronted terns (tara), blue penguins and fur seals (kekeno). Heading west from
Auckland, the turn off to Murwai is just past the township of Waimauku. The
camp is at the end of the road to Muriwai Beach. There is a café near the camp
entrance and a general store further up the road. The camp is run by a private
operator. There are 68 power sites and over 100 sites for tents. Dump points
are provided for vans. There are reasonable kitchen and laundry facilities, hot
showers and flushing toilets. Power sites are $28 per night includes 2 people.
Camp rates are $14 per adult, $7 per child and preschool are free.