Rarawa Beach Campsite

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

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23 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

236 Basic Camping

22 Kaitaia

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Rarawa Campsite - Paxton Point Conservation Area

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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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North IslandNorthlandKaitaia

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  • Basic Camping

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Accommodation

  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 65. No bookings – first come/first served. Self-registration during off-peak period

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 23.

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Irene

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
(0-5) free

nice and clean up there.

Reviewed 17 days ago

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Kesseternity

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 3 months ago

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Debbie

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 5 months ago

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Georgia

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 12 months ago and experienced in February 2019

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Sabine

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 about 1 year ago

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Charlie

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 about 1 year ago

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Sarah

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 about 1 year ago

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A Brad in a van

Ranking: 5/10

Completely abandoned on a sunny Thursday night, late November, except for one middle aged couple in a rental van. $13 per night, per person for no facilities, save a few toilet blocks and a cold water shower. Lots of level ground and obviously very private.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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