Bethshan is situated right on the beachfront at Algies Bay, approx 1 hour north
of Auckland. To get there take State Highway 1 to Warkworth through to
Snells Beach and continue on the main road to Algies Bay. Look for the
camping sign. Turn left into Alexander Road then right at the bottom of the
hill into Willjames Ave. Bethshan is the end of the Willjames on the lefthand
side. Wrapped in beautiful native bush, it encourages a variety of native birds.
Cooking for tenters is by way of modern barbecues. The ablution block is
modern and clean and showers are free, as is use of the internet, laundry,
kayaks dingies and sailboats. Get away from it all and experience fishing and
boating. There are 16 sites with power $20 per adult per night and children
under 14 years are $10 per night. Your friendly hosts are Evan and Shirley
An enjoyable suburban motor camp, thoughtfully laid-out in a u-shape, but without the glitz of some of the bigger urban camps. You can relax under avenues of shady trees, on box-hedged, sheltered sites that lie well to the sun. 38 sites have power, most have taps and there is plenty of room for tents. An awesome double-storey playhouse and slide will be a hit with the kids. There is a compact kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas stoves and hobs and a selection of small appliances. The modern ablutions have roomy, free showers and two separate disabled access/family bathroom suites. Extras include a drinks vending machine and TV lounge, along with an internet kiosk. An automatic laundry (with soap vending machine) and a dump station is provided. As this is a busy urban camp, it is wise to pre-book all year round.
Situated on a farm, 1 km east of Waitomo village, this backpackers hostel offers
convenient camping around it’s pleasant, elevated grounds. There are some
stunning campsites (4 with power), with great views out over the Waitomo
Valley. All the facilities, including internet access, are in the lodge. Designed
to capture the views and the sun, the lodge has a wrap-around deck with BBQ
and outdoor dining space or dine alfresco using one of the timber-slab picnic
tables dotted around the grounds. There is a swimming pool, tennis court,
basketball court, and a very relaxed atmosphere - with various farm animals
to make friends with. Your hosts are Anne and Allen Juno.