Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite


Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite


43 Rankers Reviews

17 Face-to-Face

17 Whangarei


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Otamure Camping Ground - Whananaki


This PRIMO camping site in Otamure Bay is in a beach-front setting with massive old pohutukawa trees for shade. There are heaps of sites to choose from, and access is on a first come, first in basis. The camp hosts are on site from Labour weekend to Easter. The local shop is 4km down the road.

The local Whananaki area has a range of beaches from no surf, inlets and hot rock pools to well known surf beaches. The perfect spot to take the boat with great fishing, diving and all water sports, with sheltered islands for small boats and kayaks. Otamure Bay is the same distance to the Poor Knights Islands as Tutukaka.


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  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

The camp hosts are on site from Labour weekend to Easter.


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Frankie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place great for swimming and fishing or just relaxing family orientated camp with lovely hosts insuring we were safe and happy though out our stay
we will definitely be returning thank you kindly 🙏 😊

Reviewed 4 days ago

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Raewyn Smith

Ranking: 10/10

Fresh clean and tidy. We had a very peaceful week with swimming, walking and fishing. We enjoyed a short drive to the local store to pick up milk and a paper. Our hosts are friendly professional and hospitable.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Kiwicampers's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Beautiful beach and great place to camp. However extremely unhelpful and hostile doc host on arrival made us skeptical. (This experience brought our rating down). Also note the gate is strictly only open 2-9pm during summer.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Tee's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Such a beautiful place to camp! From a family of 6 we rate this beautiful spot a 10/10. Clean facilities and easy beach access made it awesome for our whanau, thank you for having us...

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in December 2020

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N&J Moseling

Ranking: 7/10

A fantastic site and a fantastic location, and one that I have visited before. The only downside this time was the proliferation of flies....

I strongly suspect that someone has binned into the wrong bin, but the sheer number present and getting into our van, especially compared to all of the other sites we attended during 3 weeks, says to me that there is something not quite right here.

That said, the bay and venue is fantastic, the staff very helpful and if you want a bay to yourself, trek over the hill to the other beach and find another NZ gem. It's paradise...

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Rapha's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We loved this place. Nice DOC ranger with helpful tips. Super clean amenities. Beach within reach, front row you can listen to the waves. Secret bay beach at 10 minute hike.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2012 Basic Facility Camping Finalist

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The big German family

Ranking: 10/10

What a wonderful place. For us it was the best camp ground ever. We had a place directly at the beachfront, woke up every morning with a great view. The beach is beautiful, the beach 10 min away even more. Come and enjoy!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Zoe's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Amazing location and clean facilities. This time of year plenty of spots to pick that has a view of the beautiful beach. Only downfall was that there was only cold showers and for that it was overpriced for $13 per person a night. There was no reception what so ever.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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