Maitai Bay Campsite

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula



64 Rankers Reviews

21 Face-to-Face

79 Basic Camping

11 Kaitaia



Sunrise over Maitai Bay
Clear, sheltered Maitai Bay
Maitai Bay summer fun!!


DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Swimming, boating, short walks and relaxing is about it at Maitai Bay - a beautiful far North campsite. A sheltered beach with private campsites is the way it rolls. You will not be disappointed!

Please note that the last few km's are on unsealed roads, but good enough for campervans. Please take your rubbish with you. The sites work on a first in first served basis.


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Crystal's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful grounds; lots of space, clean bathrooms. Cold shower only, which we didnt see but its winter so we didn't look, either. Staff person was polite and friendly. Would recommend, & return. On your way, gravel road.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Kate B

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed in July in a campervan. Didn’t book and there was plenty of space. So pleased we found this place. Great facilities and what a beach/beaches. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful slice of heaven. Came on Easter weekend with a lot of locals enjoying their break. What a courteous bunch to camp with 👍👍

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Spent a lovely couple of days here. There was lots of space and plenty of trees to find shade under, the beautiful bay and good clean facilities (flush toilet and cold shower). Paid $13 pppn for a tent pitch.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Lauren Glass

Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful beaches I have seen in New Zealand. Beautifully maintained spacious site and great facilities.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Anton Gordon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Great location and a lovely beach. The facilitys were tidy and well spread through the site.

I almost had an issue when the ranger came round to check everyone had paid (as there was nobody in the office) as she had no idea about the campsite passes and started making out as if that was my fault! In the end she begrudgingly excepted that it might be something she needed to learn more about and went on her way

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Amul's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice big campsite and plenty of space. Basic toilets, cold showers outside. The beaches here are stunning and worth a visit.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Georgia Gray

Ranking: 7/10

Highly recommend if you’re travelling cheap, really nice spot amongst trees. The showers had no doors so were semi private. Beach is AMAZING - especially for boogie board surfing!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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