Harataonga Number of tent sites - 60 Situated between two streams overlooking Overtons Beach, with shelter under mature trees. Surrounded by farmland and bush. Fishing, diving, snorkelling and swimming at the beach, a 300m walk from the campsite. Explore Maori historic sites and settler graves. Endangered bird species: pateke (brown teal), New Zealand dotterel, oyster catcher and banded rail. Please do not disturb, and take special care during nesting season.
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.
This campground is in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park, These bush clad ranges
with streams, waterfalls and magnificent vistas offer a natural playground less
than an hours drive from Auckland. The park is the largest native forest in
the Auckland region. Based at Upper Mangatawhiri carpark, this campsite has
flush toilets and taps, though water must be boiled for drinking. There is plenty
of shade and a nearby streamfor swimming. There is access to the park’s
walking and mountain biking tracknetwork, which includes many spectacular
viewpoints. There are no rubbish bins provided so please take out all rubbish
when you leave. Camping is $6 per adult and $4 for children. Annual passes
This is a popular holiday spot, an easy 35-minute drive from Auckland airport.
The attractively landscaped grounds are tucked into a sheltered bay with water
on two sides and a golf course on the third. Camp on sunny, terraced sites
- most equipped with power, water and sewerage facilities. Relax in the arge, covered swimming pool, with picnic and BBQ facilities, try your hand
at mini-golf. The TV and recreation room has great views across the harbour.
The kitchen offers plenty of appliances, refrigeration, a preparation area,
and a breezeway alongside provides dining space. Ablutions include smart
shower cubicles (metered), with a baby’s bath and disabled access toilet and
shower. Additional unisex showers and toilets are also provided. An excellent
automatic laundry has iron and board. Water-sport enthusiasts are catered
for with on-site kayak hire, fish cleaning, and boat parking, with a choice of boat
ramps nearby. Much care has been taken in landscaping the camp to give it a
pleasant, relaxed, resort atmosphere. A special area is designated for campers
with dogs. Tariff: $44 per night for up to 2 persons, $22 per night per extra adult, $11 per night per extra child (children age 1-12) babies under 1 free.
Off Brook Road, between Waiuku and Manukau Heads, There is a vast choice
of sites within two defined areas, the Brook camping ground or the Peninsula
camping ground. It is all basically level with grassy sites and clusters of trees.
Although it is a coastal camp, the two beaches are reached by short walking
tracks. There are clean toilets, water and BBQs. No animals are permitted.
There is an attractive nine-hole golf course alongside the park. Camping is
$13 and $6 for adults and children respectively. There is a designated area for
self-contained vehicles. Annual passes are available.
This is a privately owned campground. Look for the sign at the gate. This rustic camping ground with large trees and level sites is a peaceful place to be with the kaka birds to entertain you. There are lots of old cars down the back of the paddock and to the right you will find the very basic facilities. A wood-burner provides hot water for showers
and taps. There are flush toilets. The cookhouse has a coal range and a sink
providing rain water. There is a wet weather shelter if needed. Your host is
Mickey O’Shea. Camping here will cost you $7 per person.
Shakespear Regional Park is right at the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula,
and well signposted from State Highway 1. There is a recreational area with
camping a6t Te Haruhi Bay, just a few steps to the beach. There is also a level
area with picnic tables and plenty of cabbage trees, but minimal shade. There
is no power here, but outdoor sinks, cold-water showers and flush toilets with
basins and paper towels are available. No animals allowed in the entire park
as it is an open santuary. The whole place is alive with bird life, and resident
peacocks will share their park with you. Charges are $13 per adult and $6 per
child. There is no charge for preschoolers. There is a designated area for selfcontained
vehicles for $6 and $4 for adults and children respectively. Annual
passes are available for nonpeak period camping. There are no rubbish bins
provided at Auckland Regional Parks, so be prepared to take out all rubbish
when you leave.
Tariff: Cabin $48, extra adult $19, extra child $13; power site $37, child under 15yrs $11, minimum charge $30; non-power site $31, child under 15yrs $11, minimum charge $23..
Well signposted, this camp is sited in an elevated rural setting, just off the southern motorway at Ramarama, handy if you wish a no-frills overnight stopover. Adjacent to the camp is a 7-day store and takeaway. The extensive camping area is largely flat, with around 100 sites. The older-style kitchen has a full stove plus electric hobs, a big fridge/freezer and dining space. An ablution block, an automatic laundry and a dump point are provided. There is a T V lounge a games room.