Uretiti Beach Campsite

Uretiti Beach Campsite - Waipu

Uretiti Beach Campsite



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Uretiti Beach Camping Ground


This is a scenic campsite in the Whangārei area. Camp behind the sand dunes of Uretiti Beach, a sandy surf beach.

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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Ricardo.'s avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Beach is lovely when there is no predators about.

Generators running all day when I was there Informed management management told me that they asked and it was OK for them to do so.

Very much a gay orientated camp Including a daddy's bar 🤮

definitely not family orientated

Reviewed 4 months ago

Jamie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great place! Huge space, good simple facilities, amazing beach. Can be windy so be prepared for strong breezes. Love it here.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Olivia's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great beach, great service from the team on the gate and an awesome time here while exploring the far north over summer.

You choose your own spot. They have modern and tidy long drop toilets which are placed throughout the camping grounds. I only noticed 1 shower block which usually had a semi long line.

Water was available for dishes but we were unsure about drinking quality.

Close to Waipu where there are some shops and a short drive to the Waipu Glow Worm Caves which we explored.

Reviewed 9 months ago

James's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Good surf beach will waves making it fun for a exciting swim. Easy walk from campsite.
Even at full capacity didn’t feel too crowded
No kitchen but a good place to do dishes and showers which were like warm during the day or paid hot showers were also nice.
Showers clean but lots of fly’s at night.
Clean drinking water as well as a good recycle and trash dump.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Stefan Hohmann


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely and scenic beach campsite. You can place your van where you want across the area. Hot showers $2/4min. No powered sites, no dumping. Only short walk to the fantastic beach. Ideal for visiting Waipu Caves.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Gareth's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place. Sheltered from the wind but a short walk to the most incredible sand-only beach. Coffee place near the entrance that opens at 9 (on weekends) and does real fruit ice cream! We will definitely be back! Also great for bodyboarding in the waves!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Reece Dillon

Ranking: 10/10

Come here often. Grounds are great. People culture is amazing and the beach is beautiful.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Ray Tombs

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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 over 2 years ago

Nir's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 2 years 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 over 2 years 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 almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years 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 almost 3 years ago

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