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.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Akapoua Bay; Camp in a sheltered bay amongst beautiful pohutukawa trees. DOC office is next door and a wharf, shop, fuel depot and post office are nearby. This is a popular place for families and boaties. Shingle beach. Gateway to track network. A day walk to the impressive kauri dam and good fishing in the harbour.
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
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.
Situated beside a sandy beach with spectacular views across Manukau Harbour to the Auckland city skyline, this quiet family camp is just over an hour_s drive from Auckland airport, on the northern shore of Awhitu Peninsula. Campsites are close to amenities which include an immaculate kitchen with 2 stoves, plenty of small appliances, fridge and freezer, along with some helpful utensils. The adjoining laundry has washing machine, dryer and just ask if you need an iron. The spotlessly clean ablutions have toilets for each gender, plus metered unisex showers and a huge disabled access/family suite. A baby_s bath is provided in the _Ladies_ with a cot and highchair available on request. A function room has a BBQ and some sociable indoor space for campers. A small shop for the _basics_ is open nearby in peak summer or there is a 7-day general store 10 minutes drive away. All sites have power, water and grey water disposal. Prices from $22 per adult & $11 per child. Your friendly hosts are Allan and Jane.
An hour's drive east of Auckland airport is this relaxed and well-equipped camp, set in pleasant surroundings with a sparkling river alongside that boasts a large swimming hole and sheltered beach close by. In the attractively-planted grounds you can either find a remote spot or be sociable. The camp is split into two levels, on one level are 110 powered sites, some with permanent weekenders in residence. A central kitchen serves both levels and you can dine indoors or outside in the paved BBQ garden. A porch provides another washing-up area with hot water, fridge and a filtered drinking-water tap. There are several ablutions blocks with generous shower cubicles (metered) with shelves and dry space, hand driers are also available. From tots to teens there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep them happy all holiday long. Boaties can store their craft here or you can take a kayak out for a paddle. The local general store is beside the camp entrance and the library is opposite. An automatic laundry, internet facilities and dump point are provided. Power sites $48 per double, $11.50 child. Tent sites $44 per double, $11.50 per child. Seasonal rates will apply.