Rarawa Beach Campsite

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area



24 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

240 Basic Camping

22 Kaitaia



Rarawa Campsite - Paxton Point Conservation Area


Rarawa Beach Camping Ground is situated just behind the beach. Get you own spot nestled in amongst the trees. The beach can be quite dangerous due to it's exposed nature, so take care while swimming. The last part of the road to get here is gravel. There is a rubbish disposal at the Houhora rubbish station which is serviced by DOC rangers everyday during the paek season.


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Sarah Coughlan's avatar

Sarah Coughlan

Ranking: 7/10

A short walk to a stunning white sandy beach.
Clean toilets and cold showers available.
Plenty of trees to provide shade.
Would highly recommend this beach.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Irene's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

cool place to camp.showers are cold but that wasn't a problem.beach is a short walk from the camp ground.plenty of room late January...
Adults $13.00
child/youth (5-18) $6.50
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nice and clean up there.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Kesseternity's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great quiet place! There are many sites and it’s only a short walk to the beach.
Cold showers and toilets are available.
We paid $26 for 2 adults.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Debbie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely spot to park up, a few other campers but didn't actually see anyone. Did not use showers as a not warm enough yet to have a cold shower, toilets were fine. Nice short walk to beach which is a gorgeous beach. We parked near the stream, no problems with mosquitos and had the bonus of a tree full of nesting birds beside us.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Georgia's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Good spot if you are going to the Cape Reinga lighthouse. Not much there and probably a bit expensive for a DOC campsite, but on a nice day the beach is nice.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2019

Sabine's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Unique location at a beach with incredible white sand. We loved the waves! Safe swimming in the stream is possible. The facilities are basic as expected with a basic DOC site. Acceptable drop toilets and cold showers. Bring your own water and food. $26 for two persons.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Charlie's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

DOC website mentions mozzies, but picked a windy night to be here and they weren't a problem. $13/night, decent facilities. Unsealed metal road to access is in great shape. Open sites and some shaded/more private ones too; saw a few folks with hammocks set up. Lots of birdsong. Lovely.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Great location by the beach. It is very very busy in summer, to the point that there was no water available at the campsite. Almost nowhere to camp

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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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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