18 Rankers Reviews
277 Basic Camping
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.
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Orewa
Is an all modes campground behind the sand dunes at the very eastern end of Te Haruhi Bay. The campground is located in the Shakespear Open Sanctuary.
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Teo and Yael
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.
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Great Park to camp even though there is no power or hot water. Peace and quiet and no lights at knight. Wonderful.
We stayed there one night with our NON self contained campervan. $30 for 2 adults including car. Very quiet beautiful place with scenic park to walk and hike. Toilets, cold outside shower and sink for washing dishes. Booking over the Auckland City Council Hotline - take your time (15-30 minutes) and payment over secure payment line.
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.
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.