Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Sullivans Bay Camping Ground

Mahurangi Regional Park


9 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

13 Basic Camping

2 Orewa


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Mahurangi Regional Park
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Gates open at 6am and close at 9 pm

Sullivans Bay campsite is the only vehicle based campground in the beautiful Mahurangi Regional Park and is very popular so book ahead.

Camping is along the beachfront on a large grassy area, with some large trees to shelter under. There is easy access to sea kayaking along the sheltered bays and heaps of walking opportunities to the lookout and other camping sites.


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North IslandAuckland RegionOrewa


  • Basic Camping


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Nigel Moseling's avatar

Nigel Moseling

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Shhhhshhhhh - Don't tell everyone.....

This Auckland Council site is similar to DOC sites, but does have flushing toilets, and is within a 90 minute drive of Auckland airport!

As a first site on a trip North, you'll not find much better. We Love It and always have our first night in a van here.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Mikayla Candido

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely spot. Definitely recommend. Clean toilet facilities. Friendly grounds manager. No showers unfortunately.
Beautiful beaches and cliff side rocks to walk across. The place itself is very well taken care of. Compost bins. Recycling and garbage - which is what a lot of campsites actually lack in New Zealand.
Plenty of shaded area if you are staying in a tent like we did.
Clean drinking water no need to boil before hand.
Gates close at 9pm for entrance to the park so whatever you do be there before 9.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Jason Stalgis

Ranking: 9/10

Good spot right on the beach. Only about 8 spots for self contained campers and then a bigger area beside for camping. Very busy beach on the weekends. Awesome views of the surrounding bays. Plenty of oysters and a few mussels out towards the point. You can walk across to the island at low tide too. Nice beach for little kids but not white sand.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful bay.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Helen Ameis

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place, very small beach on high tide (about a metre), not very crowded, good facilities, nice starry sky.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Victor Puigserver


Ranking: 10/10

$6 and nice view.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 10/10

We spent the first night in NZ here, and it is still one of my favourites, beautiful scenery and a wonderful landscape on the way in.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Nigel Moseling

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Otarawoa Bay. Just North of Auckland (56 minutes per Google maps) is Pudding Island/Otarawoa Bay/Sullivans Bay. This was the first venue I visited in my camper-van and it blew me away. It only costs $5 to stay, hence the facilities are very basic with a drop toilet and just fresh water available, but by golly, what a beach. You can camp here for a day and it feels like you have relaxed for a week already.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013