Wai-inu Beach Domain

Wai-inu Beach Domain


11 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

9 Basic Camping

1 Patea


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Wai-inu Beach is a beautifiul and expansive beach campsite in South Taranaki. Costs are $5.00 per site March to November (honesty system applies) otherwise $10 per site where a staff member will collect fees and issue receipts

The South Taranaki District Council operate this beachside campground near Waitotara. Campers are allowed to stay for up to 50 days, after which they can not stay for an equivalent period.
Costs are $5.00 per site March to November (honesty system applies) otherwise $10 per site where a staff member will collect fees and issue receipts


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South Taranaki District Council

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  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

Open all year


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Y Wilson

Ranking: 10/10

Camping fees are now $16 a night per campsite every day

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Janice Meyer

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous spot. Beautiful sun rise and sun set. Clean toilets. Safe environment to camp.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Heath's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great facilities and plenty of space, right on the beach and only a short drive from the main highway, can be exposed in high winds but a few good spots to tuck out of wind.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great camp, with clean toilets ,dump station, fresh water, and big area to find a place to park, all for $10 a site. Lovely friendly local couple collected the fees. It worked out a great place to stay for three nights on our North Island trip!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Allan MacGibbon

Ranking: 9/10

Outstanding spot. Dump station, plenty of room and the fishing is good. Well done South Taranaki District Council and the local custodians.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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John G

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Camper vehicle invested but wicked sunrise/sets.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ranking: 6/10

Pros: beautiful beach, incredible sunset and moonrise and then sunrise the next morning, found a nice private spot for our tent.

Cons: EXTREMELY windy- nearly collapsed the tent! Not much shelter. There were LOTS of camper-vans, which is always a bit awkward when you're in a tent.

Bathrooms/taps are very basic, so be prepared for that.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Rebecca Luke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Toilet facilities and water were good and clean. Location was lovely and the sunset views over the beach and sea stunning. Only $10 per pitch peak season.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014