Maitai Bay Campsite

Maitai Bay Campsite

Karikari Peninsula



62 Rankers Reviews

21 Face-to-Face

144 Basic Camping

20 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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  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 109.

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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Critta's avatar


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 5 months ago

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Rachel's avatar


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 7 months 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 9 months 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 10 months ago

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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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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Belinda Du Plessis

Ranking: 10/10

A slice of paradise!! Green lawns to pitch a tent with lots of shade. No views from the campsites but when you walk over the hill to the beach it is breathtaking. You can expect mozzies and possums at night just like anywhere else in nature - not a biggie. The ranger was super nice and helpful. We stayed two nights and left reluctantly. Will definitely be back!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Emma Guthrie

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful lush campground with lots of grass and trees. There’s an upper Park for views and the lower park for ocean proximity. There are lots of toilet blocks around. Cold outdoor showers only. Lovely vibe.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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