Maitai Bay Campsite

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula

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66 Rankers Reviews

21 Face-to-Face

13 Kaitaia

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

Information

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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North IslandNorthlandKaitaia

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  • Basic Camping

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 66.

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Olivia

Ranking: 8/10

We tried staying here but when we arrived found that it was fully booked! It looked beautiful.
It is accessed by a semi short gravel road. We did it with our caravan and it was slow going.

When we got here they referred us to an other DOC campsite 1.5 hours away, which they knew had room.
It would be better if there was a booking system or direct number to call. It would have saved us a good 1hr+ drive.

Reviewed 14 days ago

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James

Ranking: 8/10

Amazingly clear water two beautiful bays easily accessible from campsite.
Complete recycling setup however require payment for dumping / collection of rubbish. Showers and toilet nice however composite toilets had excessive flies.

Reviewed 15 days ago

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Crystal

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 6 months 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 7 months ago

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Critta

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 almost 2 years ago

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Rachel

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 almost 2 years 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 about 2 years 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 about 2 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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