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Te Haruhi Bay Camping Ground - Shakespear Regional Park

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Marleen and Dave

Marleen and Dave

Te Haruhi Bay campsite is located at the tip of Whangaparaoa Peninsula. It's a stunning spot with a bit of character provided by its resident peacocks.

Native birds have migrated from nearby Tiritiri Matangi Island sanctuary and a number of walks with good views are on offer.

A maximum of seven consecutive nights is allowed here.

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Phone: (09) 301 0101

Phone (intl): +64 9 301 0101

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9 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

Brett Sadgrove's avatar

Brett Sadgrove

Ranking: 9/10

Would get a 10 if the toilets were better. This sort of camping you have to be very organised once you start going for a 2 night stay. I've noticed some people coming very well set up. Which I would like to do. Cold showers and remember to take a plug for the sink. Would love to stay here in a camper van.
Lots of torches for walks at night. Nights, hmmmmmm that can be rather noisy as kids go wild, so for younger families it can be a nightmare getting them to sleep. High beam torches in your tents, lines being tripped over as kids run around. So be careful where you pitch. Tide goes out very, very far indeed here so no low tide swimming. Some parts of the beach front can drop off quickly into the water as sand banks move around, so watch the young ones.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Elizabeth Elkins

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location, friendly and helpful couple looking after the campsite, super facilities, very child friendly.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautifull park. Offers serveral walks. You see a lot of sheep but also different birds. Nice bays, that were used by a lot of kite surfers.
We stayed in the self contained area with only two other campers that night.
You have to pay via credit card by phone even if the rangers are present.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Banne Hausen

Ranking: 10/10

For that price (6 NZD p.p.) you get excellent facilities in a beautiful setting. Great day-walks around the peninsula. Good opportunities to swim in the sea since it's very still here. Great view across the bay to Auckland skyline. Self-contained area and camping area (incl. vehicles). Showers and dump point available at camping ground.
Beware: On weekends it can be very crowded since it's so close to the city. And it can get quite windy.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Dave Ruijter

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We're two adults with an SCC and paid $12, good price considering! Campground is clean, very nice and very neat. If you walk 200m you're at the beach with a very beautiful view. Toilets are clean. BBQ available. No showers. One special thing about this campground: it has a gate with a numeric lock, and you won't get the code - and thus won't enter - until your creditcard payment is taken care of. It took us 30 min. and multiple phone calls.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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David Restell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed here for 1 night but could easily have stayed longer. It was $6pp.
+ Loads of parking space,
+ BBQs,
+ Facilities clean and tidy and open all night,
+ The views from this place are fantastic, well worth a walk or ride around up to the lookout point,
+ Very friendly rangers about if you need any help,
+ Running water,
+ Nice and cheap for all you getting,
+ Friendly peacocks about.
Would and might stay here again when back that way

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2013