Whangateau Holiday Park

Whangateau Holiday Park


85 Rankers Reviews

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13 Camping Grounds

16 Dump Station

3 Warkworth

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Welcome to Whangateau Holiday Park – kiwi camping as it should be, right on the water’s edge in North Auckland’s most beautiful recreational region.

Whangateau Holiday Park is a tranquil award-winning waterfront campground ideal for family holidays in a tent or caravan, or as a restful stopover on your campervan or motor home adventure on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway.

The park is situated on Whangateau Harbour, east of Warkworth and near Leigh in the Matakana Coast area. It has more than 80 waterfront and standard powered sites, and a number of cabins, family rooms and onsite caravans – all great value for money. Immaculately clean facilities and boat launching at high tide let you enjoy the surroundings, while the Whangateau Holiday Park Team help ensure that your holiday experience is everything you would expect and more.

Stay at Whangateau and enjoy safe swimming and everything that the Matakana and Kowhai Coast area has to offer: the white sand of Omaha Beach, snorkelling and diving in the pristine waters of the Goat Island marine reserve, historic Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf, bountiful fishing, sailing and the attractions of Point Wells, Leigh, Pakiri and Matheson Bay, including wine tasting, golf and all kinds of water sports.

Whangateau Holiday Park has a number of accommodation options that take advantage of the park’s superb facilities and provide great value for money.

There are Basic Cabins and Family Rooms. These are clean and comfortable offering all the advantages of the holiday park without a tent, caravan or campervan. We also have Family Rooms with Shower and Onsite Caravans; available for guests. (minimum stay periods and fees may apply)

For campervans, caravans and tents there are over 80 powered Waterfront and powered Regular sites available, so you can enjoy what Whangateau is best known for ... relaxing, unwinding and enjoying the friendly and tranquil atmosphere.


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North IslandAuckland RegionWarkworth


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Anna Swain's avatar

Anna Swain

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely estuary front site. Lots of permanent caravans here but heaps of wonderful clean facilities. Only got a 9 because it was the only camp we stayed in that had no free wifi.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Teresa's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning waterfront campervan park. Very clean

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Wendy Munro's avatar

Wendy Munro

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent facilities kitchen & showers. Everything you need available. Great beach frontsites. Staff very pleasant & helpful.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Angela Hornby's avatar

Angela Hornby

Ranking: 9/10

Nice campground with big sites. It was busy end of January and lots of children...but there is much to do for them. The location is perfect. Not far from Matakana, near the Sawmill Brewery, a short drive away. The shower was unisex and separated from the toilet which is very good. Water pressure and temperature perfect. Huge kitchen and barbecue available, but no pots or pans, so bring your own but you can rent if you need them.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Stefano Clerici's avatar

Stefano Clerici


Ranking: 9/10

Clean and tidy, the dining room was welcoming and warm, we appreciated it in winter time. Camp was almost empty and very well located to reach Goat Island. Do not miss the Marine Discovery Center located in front of Goat Island, very interesting to discover the sea life and what researcher are doing there.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Ann-Catherine Deblon

Ranking: 7/10

Just a big lawn, no separation between the sites. Clean facilities. A little over regulated, notices and prohibitions everywhere.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Boukje Diijkstra

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice camping at a bay with play ground. At low tide there is almost no sea water, but we loved that. It is nice walking and looking for little fish, crab, etc. At high tide we could go for a swim with no waves, very lovely for little children. Everything was very clean and maintained. Very good cooking area, but no pots, pans, cutlery etc. At sea side there is some shadow, other sides (on grass) have no shadow at all. We paid 52 NZD for 2 adults and 2 small kids at sea side. Nice camp site to go snorkeling at Goat Island.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Suzanne Vermeulen's avatar

Suzanne Vermeulen


Ranking: 8/10

Ask for a waterfront site they're lovely. Very spacious sites. The facilities are nice and clean. 5 minutes good and hot shower for 50ct, that's fine. Paid NZD 42 for one night. Seems to be the regular price to pay for something good in this part of NZ. Half of the campsite seemed to be more or less permanent campervans with tents attached, but they were grouped at one site of the campground. Friendly campground.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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J Bennett

Ranking: 9/10

$18 per person, per night, unpowered camping. Staff friendly and well maintained site. 50c to use hot shower for 5 mins. WiFi $7 24hr needs to be cheaper. Kitchen and TV room.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Mike Merrick

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Approach from Pakiri involves a short stretch of poor and highly unsealed road. Highly organised and very well appointed site. Excellent facilities, especially for families. Kitchens and wash facilities all scrupulously clean. Stayed on waterfront site for $22 per person. Swimming from waterfront safe and good at high tide but inlet empties fast as tide recedes! Rule list looks intimidating but management staff were all pleasant and helpful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Whangateau Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for taking the time to reveiw our park. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us ad hope you will return again one day.
Regards the team @ Whangateau

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Humphrey's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

We stayed, along with our friends (it was their first time a caravan), for one night. We have been coming to the camp for a few years and normally thoroughly enjoy it. However, there seem to be more and more rules, ie. check-in from 2pm which is crazy, especially for a powered site. No visitors till noon, and they must leave by 8.00pm, yet curfew isn't till 10.00pm. The other disappointing issue for us that time was that although we had booked 2 sites side by side, we were to find on arrival that our friends had been relegated to the back row. Luckily after some re-jigging, they were able to camp beside us - this shouldn't happen. The .50c for the showers still causes a few hiccups. Should be changed to a timer, like fellow Miranda Holiday Park. These rules have put us off the camp temporarily which is a real shame as it was a favourite of our's. Please reconsider check-in times etc. However, still like the camp and the staff are great.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Whangateau Holiday Park responds:

Hello Liz, We are very sorry your stay with us was not the best it could have been. Our rules have been in place for a long time now but we do have to be extra vigilant during our busier periods. Our office closes at 8pm and this makes it very difficult to know whether "visitors" have vacated or plan to stay the night. As we are a family park we do have a lot of families stay with young children who are generally in bed by this time. The check out and check in rules are fairly standard throughout most holiday parks but we do offer early check in or late check out for our camp sites as long as this has been arranged with our office. We apologise for the small error with your friends being separated and are happy we were easily able to rectify this for you. We do hope your next stay with us will be a far better experience and we ask if you have any concerns at the time of staying that you speak with the Park Assistant in the office at the time so they can do whatever they can to ensure your stay with us is satifactory.
Regards, the team @ Whangateau

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Terangi Enoka

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Our very first ever camping experience and we loved it, what a great park very clean, nice grounds, friendly campers, we stayed in a onsite campervan and it was awesome made it feel like a camping trip and what a view. The Pohutukawa trees were in full bloom and right along the beachfront so it really felt like christmas we will be back again this xmas holidays for another great experience

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Malcolm Fowler

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

My wife and I brought our caravan for a four night stay from the 10th to 14th February. We had a waterfront site which was stunning in every respect.
The camp would rate as one of the very best we have stayed in throughout New Zealand. Location, Staff and facilities were exellent.We really enjoyed taking just a few steps from the caravan into the water for a swim!
This was our first stay but we will most certainly will be back at the first opportunity.

Reviewed over 8 years ago