Uretiti Beach Campsite

Uretiti Beach Campsite




67 Rankers Reviews

29 Face-to-Face

98 Basic Camping

13 Whangarei




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....


Feature Value Info


North IslandNorthlandWhangarei


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

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

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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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 8 days 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago

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Coco B.

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 3 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 9 months ago

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Carolyn C


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome campsite, right next to the beach. Came on 1 Jan and there were quite a few empty spaces already. No power, but there are hot showers, and very clean long drop toilets. Very friendly reception. It was very quiet at night even though it was quite busy. I think there is a basic kitchen but we didn't use it.
The beach is lovely though unpatrolled and may not be safe for swimming at times.
Would come back.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Margriet Geesink

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great campground, great beach. Nice you can pick your own spot on the very spacious site. Besides the beach good location for day trips to Waipu caves and Waipu beach coastal walk. Although it is a non powered site the hosts were kind enough to let us charge our electric vehicle.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Gary Milne

Ranking: 9/10

Easy access just off of Highway One. Friendly family running the place. Large area with lots of sites to choose from, some of them quite boggy however so may need to be careful in the rain. Just a minute walk to the beach. Numerous long drop toilet blocks with cold showers, hot ones available for $2. Would stay again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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