Rarawa Beach Campsite

Rarawa Beach Campsite

Paxton Point Conservation Area

Reviews

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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 19 days ago

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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 7 months 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 9 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 11 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 over 1 year 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 almost 2 years ago

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Colin Ford

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful location with equally wonderful and friendly rangers.
Remember to take drinking water as water on-site needs to be boiled first.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Mark Haydon

England

Ranking: 8/10

Basic as expected, but drop loos we're acceptable. Also good, clean, cold shower cubicles.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Harriet Smith

Ranking: 8/10

Clean facilities (long drop toilets, cold showers, running water - not potable). Lovely location.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Alizee Petit

France

Ranking: 9/10

The campground is very close to the beautiful white-sand beach. You can hear the waves from your tent. Flush + compost toilets, and cold showers. Better have diner early if you cook outside, otherwise be ready to be surrounded by possums.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Antoine Greiller

Ranking: 7/10

Beach access. $6 per person. Dry toilets and cold shower. More rustic but very quiet.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Franziska Kleiner

Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground next to a river and a good spot to stay for a trip to Cape Reinga in the morning. Unfortunately lots of sandflies. The shower were great and clean but we couldn't test them because of missing water on the whole campground. After a short call 2 helpful rangers arrived quickly to check the problem. Great service!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Christine Slowiak

Ranking: 7/10

Just a few minutes walk to a sandy beach, the campsite had ample grass lawn parking for cars and campervans. Multiple drop toilets, non-treated tap water, and semi-enclosed cold showers (no roof). Beautiful farmland on one side, with a stream running through a forest trail to get to the beach. There are no fires, BBQs or kitchen. Honesty box for $6 per person per night. Stayed one night in June 2015.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Juandflow

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very good DOC campsite, with cold showers and flushable toilets.
Nice beach, good waves to bodyboarding.
Good value!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Clarissa Krote

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Close to a beautiful beach.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

13May14, 1 night, $15 per night, 2 of us (50's).
Nice quiet campsite. Only 2 others there.
1 long drop block and 1 flushable block. How so, I wonder? Why not all flush? Cold shower there too.
Seems like in the middle of nowhere.
Gravel road to get there.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Maja Bogdanowicz

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Only one car - OUR car! Nice campground with toilets and a shower. 3 minutes walk to the beach! Great!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Neele & Philipp

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location with a close walk to the beach, only $6NZ with showers and toilets - perfect.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Nora

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful beach, not crowded, cosy camp site, cold water showers, only $7 per night/PP.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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K & J Overton

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

DOC sites have best locations and mostly excellent facilities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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gareth williams

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

great very basic campsite beautiful beach it is well worth the long drive down the gravel track to find. Only has long drop toilet and cold showers though. Great place for star gazing as there is no lighting pollution. would recommend

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010