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.
North Island ▷ Northland ▷ Whangarei
Operating Season And Hours
The camp hosts are on site from Labour weekend to Easter.
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Stayed here many times over the last 10 years, the upgrades to the toilets and and shower facilities is most welcome.
Have stayed her with a large group of 40 + martial arts club and all loved the area, fishing in march/april is great and warm weather and calm seas.
Just one suggestion is that the shower head roses be replaced as some have been missing for a few years and maybe a bit of $$ spent on the showers for decent ropes and pulleys for those that use solar showers.
I don't mind the drive in as its not over crowded in the off peak season.
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This beach was worth the drive, which actually wasn't that far 'out of the way'.
Unfortunately, the main beach where the campground is, you are advised not to swim due to the faecal contamination from the livestock. However, if you take the very short walk over the bridge on the road and up into the short hike to the next bay, it makes it all worth it.
The beach has amazing Pohutakawa trees and totally awesome tide pools where we saw an octopus! At super low tide the white sand is amazing, at high tide the beach is rather wild and I was too scared to swim then.
We spent all day at that bay, running back to the main camp for provisions.
I liked this place and can't blame it or DOC for the abundance of livestock which is ruining all the water ways in NZ.
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Make sure to get a site with beach view! Just 50 meters to the beach which probably makes it a great place for a summer holiday, but as a stop for one night it is too far off the highway-the road is winding and narrow for the last 20km. We stayed here in September and the prices had changed: $13 per adult and $6.50 per child plus an obligatory fee of $2.50 for a rubbish bag which was a lot in comparison to what facilities there were.
Overpriced. We paid $13 each + $2 for the garbage bag (not optional) = $28 for one night sleeping in our own vehicle. The campsite is very tidy and the view is beautiful, but wouldn't pay that much just for the view, dry toilets and cold showers.
The location is very good. Just on the beach. But quite expensive ($27 for 2 adults and one kid and $2 for rubbish).
No facilities (kitchen or sinks to wash). Only cold shower and dry toilets.
Naelan Le Borgue
Kind of expensive for the few facilities (cold shower, no cooking shelter), but friendly staff. $10 per person, per night and $2 rubbish bag.
A popular site. We went in January and the site was full. Had an excellent pitch with a view of the beach. Decent showers and toilets. Friendly hosts.
It was a nice spot to go for swimming, really nice beach. But sincerely not worth the price they charge to spend the night (32$ for 3 persons...) and the persons in charge of the campsite were a bit rude and asked us to leave in a hurry when the campsite was almost empty.
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