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.
If you are looking for the tranquillity of a remote camp bounded by a variety
of beaches and endless open spaces in harmony with pockets of native bush,
you will enjoy this park. From Warkworth, carry on to Matakana, from here
the park is well sign-posted. Towed caravans are not permitted. This is a lovely
drive and the roading within the park is good. There are delightful picnic spots
and room for 260 campers within the two designated areas. The east campground
is for tents only, and the west campground is for all forms of camping.
No power is available, but there are good clean toilets and taps are found
at intervals. The grounds are well-groomed and level-to-undulating. Access
to the nearest beaches and sand dunes is over stiles. The camp grounds are
within a marine reserve but there are other parts of the park where you can
fish. No dogs or fires are permitted. Sites are $13 per adult and $6 per child.
The Motuihe campsite is divided into five different areas, or 'pods': Confidence Site (3 tent sites), on the western side of the sealed road, 25m uphill from the toilet block. Parade Ground (28 tent sites), on the headland above wharf road. Follow the timber box steps 100m west of the toilet block. Captain Camping (8 tent sites), located at the end of the sealed road, uphill and to the left (325m). Puriri Ridge (5 tent sites), south of the sealed road amongst the puriri trees. Go uphill and around to the left (250m). Range Site (5 tent sites), south of the water tank tower. Go left off the sealed road (375m).
The Hunua Ranges encompass more than 14,000 hectares of native forest featuring four water catchment reservoirs, tramping tracks, mountain biking,
amazing scenery, fishing, swimming pools and waterfalls. The Hunuas are also
the site of Auckland’s only mainland kokako population and refuge to the
Hochstetter’s frog. Charges for the five campsites are $6 for adults and $4 for
children. These are remote sites with areas for tenting, basic toilets and water
(always boil first). No dogs or fires are allowed at these sites. There are also
two designated areas for self-contained vehicles. Annual passes are available.
There are no rubbish bins provided so please take out all rubbish when you
Booking campgrounds with an underage group
Campground bookings for an unsupervised group, under the age of 18:
You will need consent to make a campground booking when your group is aged 16 years and 17 years.
You will need to:
- Download the Regional Parks: Parental Consent Form
- Have your legal guardian complete and signed the form.
- Supply your completed form when you make your booking.
For health and safety reasons bookings for groups of people aged 15 years and under are not allowed, without appropriate supervision.
All other bookings for unsupervised group under the age of 18:
You will not be unable to make bookings for our baches, lodges and bookable sites. You may only use these sites with appropriate supervision.
Once on Waiheke, there are public transport options from the main ferry
terminal which stops at Gordons Road. The campground is at the south
end of the beach and has toilets, cold water taps and a couple of gas-fired
barbecues that can be used free of charge. The area stretches back from the
beachfront and careful tree planting has created an appealing array of secluded
and sheltered camping spots. Animals and fires are prohibited. Sites are $13
for adults and $6 for children. There is a designated area for self-contained
vehicles at $6. Annual passes are available.
The nearest camp to the township of Waiuku, this wee camp is adjacent to
a delightful public reserve and sandy beach at the southern-most point of
Manukau Harbour. The older-style amenities and basic ablutions are clean
and well-kept and a dump station is provided. A modestly-equipped kitchen
includes a laundry alcove. Excellent play equipment for the children and coin
operated BBQs are available in the reserve next door. Next to the camp is a
safe swimming area. Your host is John Crighton. Tent sites are $15 per person,
campsites $35 for two people or powered sites $45 for 2 people.
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.
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.