Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head...

Puriri Bay (Whangaruru North Head) Campsite

Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve



18 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

5 Basic Camping

2 Russell



Puriri Bay - Whangaruru North Head


The Puriri Bay Camping Ground is the place to set up for the summer! It over looks the Whangaruru Harbour which is super sheltered with lots of great boating, swimming and walking missions to take part in. During the winter months (July to October) there is no vehicle access due to the area being so wet. There are camp hosts on site from Labour Weekend through until Easter.


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  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 93. The campsite overlooks the mouth of Whangaruru Harbour.

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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Sam's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Was $13pp in a honesty box in May. Beautiful location - very peaceful + nice nearby walks.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Paul Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Idyllic location and very peaceful. Great for swimming and a good 2hr walk to do from the site. Mainly very friendly locals

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Miranda Davis

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible little campsite, one of my all time favorites. Beautiful sheltered bay. Camp hosts were incredibly knowledgable about the local area and very helpful. Amenities were super clean at all times. We loved the composting and the ingenious waste reducing ice blocks (5x for $1). We can't wait to go back.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Michelle Smit


Ranking: 5/10

A very beautiful spot on the beach. Unfortunately we had paid our money at the self registration station ($10pp pn) before we realised that all the grassy camping areas were closed as it was too wet (fair enough) and we had to camp in the carpark next to the rubbish bins. A sign at the self registration station advising this would have been nice!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Arthur's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful camp right on a harbour beach. Isolated and peaceful but can get very wet after heavy rain. We had it to ourselves in mid April.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Hubert Schmid


Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful and scenic place.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2014

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Emma Ben Amara


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful ecology and very peaceful.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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David Relvas


Ranking: 9/10

Nice place, nice owners.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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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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