Whangateau Holiday Park

Whangateau Holiday Park

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20 Camping Grounds

20 Dump Station

2 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…

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Whangateau Holiday Park

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North IslandAuckland RegionWarkworth

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  • Camping Grounds
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  • 84 Rankers Reviews

    Quick Quotes

    • Excellent facilities kitchen & showers.
    • What a beautiful place for a group to stay!
    • Easy to find , friendly staff at front gate.
    • We stayed here for a week Jan/Feb 2013.
    • Nice Park, great seaviews.

    Rating Distribution

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    10/10 46
    55%
    9/10 21
    25%
    8/10 8
    10%
    7/10 4
    5%
    6/10 4
    5%
    5/10 1
    1%
    4/10 0
    0%
    3/10 0
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    2/10 0
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    1/10 0
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  • Reviewed about 1 year ago

    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.

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    Anna Swain

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 1 year ago

    10/10

    Stunning waterfront campervan park.

    Very clean

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    Teresa

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 3 years ago

    10/10

    Excellent facilities kitchen & showers.

    Everything you need available. Great beach frontsites. Staff very pleasant & helpful.

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    Wendy Munro

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 3 years ago

    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.

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    Angela Hornby

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 4 years ago

    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.

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    Stefano Clerici

    Italy

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago

    7/10

    Just a big lawn, no separation between the sites.

    Clean facilities. A little over regulated, notices and prohibitions everywhere.

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    Ann-Catherine Deblon

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 6 years ago

    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.

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    Boukje Diijkstra

    Customer

  • Reviewed almost 7 years ago

    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.

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    Suzanne Vermeulen

    Netherlands

    Customer

  • Reviewed almost 7 years ago

    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.

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    J Bennett

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 7 years ago

    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.

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    Mike Merrick

    United Kingdom

    Customer

    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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    whangateau_park

    Whangateau Holiday Park

  • Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

    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.

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    Humphrey

    New Zealand

    Customer

    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

    Whangateau Holiday Park

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

    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

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    Terangi Enoka

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    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.

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    Malcolm Fowler

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2013

    9/10

    We stayed in a caravan on site.

    What a great experience! The sea was warm and the weather awesome. The facilities were excellent and the hosts very gracious and helpful.

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    Colin Nicol

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    8/10

    A very nice stay - lovely clean facilities, and friendly camp staff.

    All we could ask for really. The shower machine ate my .50 cents, and the guy very quickly refunded it so I could have my shower. Nice to chat to fellow campers too. All very friendly and relaxed, as it should be.

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    Claire Scott

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2013

    8/10

    Once again we had a most enjoyable stay in our Motorhome, this is a very well managed camp ground.

    Showers were disappointing as the 50c always ran out long before the due time. It would also be excellent to have a vanity mirror in the ladies shower area instead of having to trek around to the toilets to finish dressing.

    But all in all we lovde it and will certainly return.

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    Remacha

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    9/10

    Easy to find , friendly staff at front gate.

    Facilities were great except the 50c shower caused a few issues when they didnt work how they were suposed to, but soon sorted by staff. Fruit and Vege shop onsite twice a week was a great idea, Awesum safe swim and rec area very close by to play ball and kids to let loose. Lock down of front gate was an issue for other campers who went to the movies in Matakana at night but it didnt bother us and the Reception made it very clear that LOCKED meant no getting vehicles in or out after 10.30- no probs once you know the rules.Camp sites were a bit cosy so would pay to mention if booking if you have a BIG tent and extras to setup . Great holiday will be back as it was so close to all great things up north.

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    Lisa Holten

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    9/10

    Had a fantastic time, a great camp ground with friendly staff.

    The facilities were clean and the grounds orderly and it catered for every type of camper. I particularly liked how helpful the staff were, you only had to ask and they were falling over themselves to help. It was a fantastic week with lots of fun memories.

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    Rehanna Hack

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    8/10

    The facilities at whangateau is amazing, clean at all times, staff at front desk were always helpful.

    Our caravan experience was awesome, we had a waterfront caravan the kids loved it. Our 1st night at the park our neighbours were having a very very loud party, music was loud and there was alot of noise, party finished at 3am, we didnt mind the noise, however the next day and the next few nights that folllowed we would be playing charades with the kids till midnight and we would get a visit every night by park staff to keep it down, we were never loud and always considered other families, there seems to be one rule for some visitors and another set of rules for others, felt like we were at school camp being told off by our school teacher.

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    Malo Wong

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 9 years ago

    10/10

    We loved this place!

    Staff couldn't do more and genuinely made you feel at home. Facilities were impeccably clean at all times of day...The cabins were well equipped and comfortable. The beach was safe for kids and close enough to come and go, even fun at low tide walking to the "island"... Thank you, we will be back!

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    Kathycowell

    Customer