Te Haruhi Bay Camping Ground

Te Haruhi Bay Camping Ground

Shakespear Regional Park



18 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

277 Basic Camping

8 Orewa




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


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    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.

    Child $6/day
    Adult $15/day


Showing 8 reviews of 17.

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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 4 months ago

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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 9 months ago

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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 1 year ago

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Ernst Mayerhofer

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Dene's avatar


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Ranking: 5/10

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.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Lane Henderson


Ranking: 10/10

The predator free reserve and the DOC campground were excellent for us. Bird watching was excellent.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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David Elliott's avatar

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 over 3 years 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 over 3 years ago