After Mangere Bridge town centre, follow Kiwi Esplanade to this farm park.
The grounds are level and spacious, and there is a notable wading bird habitat.
There are also significant natural and cultural heritage sites here. Campsites
are $15 per adult and $6 per child. There is a designated area for self-contained
campervans. Annual passes are available.
The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park forms a wilderness buffer zone between
Auckland and the rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea. There are many
outstanding natural features to explore, such as waterfalls, beaches, streams
andwildlife. The ranges cover a broken area from the northern coastline of the
Manukau harbour to Muriwai, offering a number of recreational opportunities
such as swimming, surfing, tramping, fishing, boat launching, horse riding, runing,
walking, picnicking, or just relaxing. The park has 10 backpacker campsites in
a variety of coastal, bush, and farm settings, all with access to water and basic
toilet facilities. There are no animals or fires allowed at any of these sites.
Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children. There are also designated areas
within the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park for self-contained vehicles. Annual
camping passes are available. There are no rubbish bins provided within the
Waitakere Ranges, so be prepared to take out all rubbish when you leave.
From South and Harbour Bridge: exit Esmonde Road. Second left into Barry's Point Road. Carry on to traffic lights and turn right into Anzac St. 2nd roundabout left into Hurstmere Rd. The Promenade is next on right. From North: Exit Northcote Rd. Follow signs to Takapuna. 2nd roundabout left into Hurstmere Rd. The Promenade is next on right. This is definitely a top spot! Absolute beachfront camping, right next to the water - with superb views of Rangitoto Island. The busy Takapuna shopping centre is just a block away, the local beach reserve and boat ramp are next door and there's a new modern cafe at the camp entrance. The camp area is quite open, but the growing palm trees add a tropical touch. The large outdoor deck alongside the kitchen has a gas BBQ, space for dining and spectacular views! The kitchen is powered by gas and has a microwave and plenty of fridge space. A large laundry offers automatic equipment and an ironing board. The ablutions are starting to date, with plenty of mirrors and roomy shower cubicles, including a disabled access suite. A key combination system operates for access to these services (code available from the office). Other extras include a car wash, internet _caravan_ and wireless hotspot. 25 casual camping sites are available; with waterfront sites costing $69 for two people, standard powered sites $59 for two.
This urban park is predominantly flat and provides row-upon-row of small
caravans and cabins for its semi-permanent residents. Casual travellers should
expect little holiday atmosphere here. A key-access barrier arm controls the
camp entrance, with 24-hour security provided. The usual camping amenities
have two well-loved ablution blocks (clean and tidy), an automatic laundry, and
a kitchen with a good variety of cooking equipment. Pets by arrangement.
Your hosts are Darryl and Anne. They have about 12 sites avalible from $20
for two for tents, or power $25 for 2 people. Minimum charges apply. Not
recommended for your holiday
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.
An historic coastal wilderness camp, accessible from Auckland via Titirangi and
Huia, and within the bounds of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Turn
right at Little Huia, and follow the winding road (partly unsealed) that leads
to Whatipu Lodge. Apart from the guest accommodation there is lots of
space, no trees, and no power for the intrepid camper. You will have to be
independent, as a minimal number of cold-water showers and toilets are the
only camp amenities. Preferably bring your own drinking water. Fishing and
walks are the major attraction here. Petrol is a 20 km drive away. Your host
is Wayne. Camping will cost you $7.50 per person per night and $20 for a
family up to 5 people per night (max 6.5m motorhomes to negotiate the gate
to the camping grounds)
Following Huia Road from Titirangi, Barn Paddock campsite, on the Western
side of Huia Bay, is part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Combining
remote camping with an operating farm. Barn Paddock, is an undulating grassy
area surrounded by high, thickly wooded hills, with many walking tracks of
varying levels of difficulty nearby. There is cold water, long-drop toilets and an
all-purpose building with sinks, storage capacity or shelter from the elements.
Tent sites are $6 per adult and $4 per child. Annual camping passes are
available. Barn Paddock campsite, has a no animal and fire restriction.
Avondale Motor Park is a quiet urban camping, just 10 km from the city and within handy driving distance of Auckland_s main attractions. Head down a long sealed driveway, to well-kept grounds that open out behind the surrounding houses. Mature trees and a stream enhance the garden setting with grassy banks along one boundary. The stand-alone kitchen is airy, with a metered wall oven and microwave and gas-ring cooking. There are separate TV and internet rooms. An outdoor pergola has a picnic table and chairs on a flagstone terrace. A smart and immaculately kept ablution block has roomy free showers, a hair dryer and shaving points. There is a laundry with plenty of automatic equipment and an iron. Children have a great play area with a flying fox and trampoline. A dump station is available and the supermarket and city bus stops are handy. Your hosts are Anne and Krijn and Adrian and Jenny. Powered sites are from $ 25 for one person and $50 for two people extra adult $20 with extra child (under 14 years) $10. $18 per person for a tent site. In the peak summer season, bookings are essential.
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Overlooking Home Bay, the campsite is near the Reid Homestead built in 1901. A stroll up through regenerating bush to the Northern Junction (via the Rotary Centennial Loop Track) and you can explore various WWII military remains including the battery which defended Auckland's harbour.
Total campsite capacity: 262 people.
The Home Bay campsite is divided into different areas called pods.
The following pods are on the seaward side of the road:
- Salty Sea Dogs (23 tent sites) at the northern end of the campground.
- Nest & Fledglings (13 tent sites) in the middle of the campground.
- Shore Birds (21 tent sites)
- Heritage Heights (8 tent sites)
The remaining pods are on the stream side of the road:
- The Colony (34 tent sites) at the southern end.
- Night Owls (21 tent sites) near the large pohutukawa tree.
- Sleepy Hollow (11 tent sites) adjacent to the northern Norski toilet.
- Early Birds (11 tent sites) at the northern end of the campground.
Omana has an extensive area for camping just above the beach, which is
reached through an appealing picnic park that has tables and BBQ’s, and a
purpose built campfire site. There are taps, one outdoor cold shower and
toilets with wheelchair access. Sites are $13 for adults and $6 for children.
There is a designated area in the car park for self-contained vehicles at $6 and
$6 for adults and children respectively. Annual passes are available. Rubbish
bins are provided for campers only.