Awana Beach Campsite

Awana Beach Campsite

Awana Estuary


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Awana Beach - Great Barrier Island


Great Barrier Island

Just 300m from one of the Bazza's most amazing surf beaches. Large grassy campsites are situated next to the Awana estury, make sure you take insect repellent (it's almost west coast-ish...). A great base from where you can swim, surf, fish and walk. Really cute little brown teal (pateke) roam freely.

Great Barrier Island free of rats, mustalids, hedgehogs and possums, but has ship rats and mice. Argentine ants are also not welcome - please check your gear, boats, kayaks for these pests and destroy any ants you find. Kauri dieback disease is present. Keep to the defined tracks, clean your footwear before and after visiting kauri forest areas, and stay away from kauri tree roots.


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DOC Auckland

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North IslandAuckland RegionGreat Barrier Island


  • Basic Camping


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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Set back from the beach on some grassy dunes. It's a short hop over the dunes to the most stunning sandy beach, which happens to pump when the swell is running. - Lots of interesting coastline to fossik and explore nearby too.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2018

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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Cymen Crick

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