Uretiti Beach Campsite

Uretiti Beach Campsite




70 Rankers Reviews

29 Face-to-Face

95 Basic Camping

18 Whangarei



Camping right on the beach
Uretiti Beach Camping Ground


DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

A very popular campsite behind the sand dunes of Uretiti beach. Heaps to do: surfing, fishing and swimming as well as amazing walks along the beach, or explore the nearby Waipu caves.

It pays to book here over the Christmas/ New years period as the campsite will be full of NZer's. A site here works on a first in first served basis.

There is a small fee to camp here and a few camp ground rules to stick to. There is a nudist section of the beach close by - you just have to make sure you are clothed when you are roaming the campsite....


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  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - approximately 300. We recommend you make a booking during the busy summer season.

    Adult $15/day
    Child $7.50/day


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Ray Tombs

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Something a little different, a huge area where you can stop and set up wherever you like. Plenty of clean long drop toilets, fresh water and a minutes walk to the sea across white sands.
Managed by Ray and Cindy, very pleasant hosts. Cost $13 pp a night. We were provided with a rubbish bag and told we could dispose of that and recycled stuff at the exit gate on the way out.
No power but there are hot and cold showers. Very nice.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Amazing. For any traveler, family or couples. Spacious and alot of facilities.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Jen Doherty


Ranking: 7/10

A beautiful location with tidy but basic facilities (it is a DOC campsite, after all). No cooking facilities and only cold showers unless you pay for hot. The hosts were lovely and friendly and let us in even though we arrived 15 minutes past office closing hours (at 8:15pm). It was fairly busy for the tail-end of the high season and I expect it is probably packed over summer. A good stopping point halfway between Auckland and the Far North.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Antonia Vai

Ranking: 10/10

Uretiti is a beautiful place! Arrived just before gates closed at 9pm & staff were more than accommodating & a pleasure to deal with. They even gave us a key for the main gate as we had other family members not arrived yet & still came & made sure we were all ok when they arrived after 1030pm.

The site was packed but still enjoyable! Woke up & went for a walk along the beautiful beach then enjoyed an Awesome swim!

Though toilets were long drops, they were kept clean & always had handwashing refilled. Showers not bad either, they supply hot & cold showers. Only $2 for a 4min hot shower.

Kitchen facilities, they provide a kitchen area to prep. It has island in the middle of the room & benches around it with sink & tap outside to clean dishes.

Taps provided too around the site to wash & clean feet from beach or fill up bottles but wouldn't reccomend drinking from it :)

Great experience & definitely worth the stop!!! Ashamed we couldn't stay longer as we had to head back home but will go back sometime! Thank you

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Pim Brackenie


Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful campsite near the beach. Very quiet in the beginning of november. At night it is very dark, so bring a torch. A downside was that there were a lot of mosquitos in the toilet facility. $12 per person with a campervan, plus compulsory $2 for a waste bag. Cold shower is free, hot shower an additional $2.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Jakob Simons


Ranking: 8/10

Huge campsite! Direct access to the beach. Simple but clean facilities, friendly warden.

Can‘t imagine the campground to be fully booked somewhen...

Recommended for a stop on the way north.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Coco B.'s avatar

Coco B.

Ranking: 10/10

Right next to the beach, friendly owners, well maintained... Great place!

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Alan & Lorraine

Ranking: 8/10

We have stayed at Uretiti many time but never at Easter weekend, Astounded at how full the camp was and how friendly the staff were. Toilets and showers were serviced 2 -3 times per day and there were no problems in the camp. Another great stay.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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