Te Haruhi Bay Camping Ground

Te Haruhi Bay Camping Ground

Shakespear Regional Park


23 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

4 Orewa


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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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North IslandAuckland RegionOrewa


  • Basic Camping


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Belen Ramirez


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful place to camp, lot of space, nice place, close to walks. Unfortunately is run by the Auckland City Council. They gave me the wrong code for the gate and I needed to wait close to 40 minutes to be attended in the phone. I drove the whole day and I was so tired and wanted to rest, so is a minus for me.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful setting. Need to book through Auckland council website. Very confusing as only the campground comes up and not the self contained area. You are given different codes for each of the gates.We ended up camping outside of the self contained area. Apparently kiwis roam through the campground at night, you don’t see them at the self contained area. Toilets basic but clean at self contained area. Could use facilities at main campsite.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in December 2019

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Richard & Chris, UK

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic SCC site, in spite of Auckland Council's attempts to make booking so difficult! The SCC site and the campground are about 200 mtrs apart, so make sure you book the bit you want. Online booking is impossible if you're not an NZ resident (mandatory NZ phone number and vehicle reg, one of which you don't have, and the other you won't know until you pick up your rental). We booked the site via one of the Service Centres, which took about 40 minutes as the genuinely helpful staff struggled with their own system. Anyway, once you get there, it's pretty much perfect, easy access to the beach, great walks through the park, fab views of the gulf and distant Auckland. Note that the SCC site doesn't have a water supply - as the mostly unhelpful ranger pointed out, that's what 'self-contained' means.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Steph T

Ranking: 9/10

I booked online, it took me 5 minutes, you get an email confirmation with instructions (McDonalds WiFi). You go through a locked gate with key code to get to this site. There is plenty of room, you pick your own spot, lots of shaded areas. Some fab walks with gorgeous views, loved it so much ended up staying 3 nights. Toilets and cold water in the ladies, and an outdoor sink for washing dishes.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Calum Brash

Ranking: 7/10

7 is for the views and surroundings. Facilities wise it’s not great, no hot water or hot showers. $30 for two in a non powered.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Teo and Yael

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous place, with coast, birds and beautiful landscape. Quiet, no power and the toilets are clean.
Little confusing the booking, they don't receive payment by phone anymore, only online and the reception it's not the best, so be patient.
The instructions are in the information site, by the phone.
$30 one night, two adults.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Peter's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Warning . To avoid the council booking scam only book each person on separate booking .If you don't the council will charge 20% of the TOTAL booking fee paid should you want to make any changes or cancelation for any any individual .
Ie if you book 7 days for 5 people and one cancels they will charge 20% of the 5 people's money resulting in no refund ! But if you make 5 individual bookings then only 20% of the one person will be charged in the event of a change or cancellation

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Ryan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great Park to camp even though there is no power or hot water. Peace and quiet and no lights at knight. Wonderful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago