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.

Contact Details

Phone: (09) 301 0101

Phone (intl): +64 9 301 0101


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

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David Elliott


Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed 27 days ago

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Clara Bertomeu

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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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 6 months 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 over 1 year ago