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163 Basic Camping
McCreadies Paddock Campsite at Karekare is a haven only a 50km from downtown Auckland.
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
Max persons 20. Max stay 7 nights.
Nice peaceful, clean site that wasn't crowded even in the summer holidays. There's lots of space, and a babbling stream nearby. It's close to the beach and a friendly dog (Brucie) comes by in the evenings to say hi and beg for scraps.
Facilities are limited - only two picnic tables and no bbqs, so you'll have to bring your own cooking stuff. There's no drinking water plumbed in, so remember to bring a kettle so you can boil your own water or bring extra fresh water. Be aware that it's a long drop toilet too!
Only downside was that there were quite a few mozzies so don't forget your bug spray or citronella!