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.
13 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.
Beautiful site - 9/10 for the camp. Run by Auckland City Council - not DOC. The photos are of the Self Contained site which is about 400 metres from the main camp - middle of winter can be boggy so may need to stick to the hardstand. Loses big marks because the booking process is about the worst we have experienced. You telephone, wait in a queue (an automated message apologises as they are having an unusual number of calls - a permanent problem apparently). You get through - can take 10 minutes or more. Make your booking, then get put to a secure payment site for your credit card payment. Then having completed that, you are referred back to the main booking system to get your combination lock code - but you start at the end of the queue again. Took us about 20 minutes once, and 30 minutes the second time all up - make sure your phone is charged before you start.
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The predator free reserve and the DOC campground were excellent for us. Bird watching was excellent.
A stunning place to camp - close to Auckland. Great walks on beach and hills. You wouldn't know it was there - the drive through the suburbs is very deceiving, but well worth the time taken. We parked in the self contained area - but used the public toilets which were clean.
Amazing place to stay. It looks like the end of the world, very quiet and peaceful. We have seen peacocks in the morning : magic wake up.
It's $30 for 2 people, toilets are clean.
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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.
Beautiful location, friendly and helpful couple looking after the campsite, super facilities, very child friendly.