Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground

Te Kopua Whanau Camping Ground



22 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

198 Basic Camping

6 Raglan



A very basic camping ground for $10 per person, per night. Situated away from the surf at Ocean Beach. A great place to watch a west coast sunset.

This campground was once known as Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive Camping.

They now have a check-in and booking system at the front gate, similar to the system that DOC uses where you fill-out a form and drop it in the box provided.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoRaglan


  • Basic Camping


  • Unpowered Campsite

    Adult/Child $10/day


Showing 8 reviews of 22.

Zoe's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Has hot showers for $1 for like 3 minutes which was so nice. Plenty of room. Close to the beach. Only thing was there were a lot of rats around.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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R Stuart Nicholson

Ranking: 4/10

Two of us camped overnight. Price was good. Good company, and full with orderly and co-operating campers. Experience was spoilt by overloaded sewer from toilet block so that toilets were not flushing. I reported this to the staff in the hut on the gate. I recommend that the sewer be upgraded or not so many campers be allowed to stay.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Carolyn Jackson

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay, 20 mins easy stroll across the paddock and air strip to town. $10 per night per person, easy site check in when unmanned via the pay in envelope and site number tag system. Operators are around late afternoon around 5pm to assign additional sites. Cold and $1 coin hot showers. Tidy facilities, no kitchen. Similar to our DOC run sites.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Ma's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This place is right up my alley,no power/no wifi lol,fishing is a hop skip and a jump away,toilets should be everybody's responsibility to help keep clean,showers,just happy their's some there lol, I was unfortunate to take the wrong company there one year which could've resulted in me being asked to leave,future note to one's self, behave, show respect for fellow campers and remember to carry on making beautiful memories for our whanau, Nga Mihi Kia Koe Pablou and Moko's your mahi to keep this place going for those who appreciate and love the place is amazingly awesome xoxo

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Annice's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A great place to camp.
Toilets and showers leave a little to be desired but for $10 a night it didn't matter. Great spot next to the beach.
Not far to Raglan and the surf beaches. Huge site was completely booked out for the Easter weekend. Can pay by cash or card. The booth is occupied twice daily and there is a number to text if there is no one there. In response to some of the other reviews left. You can't judge a site on the weather you experienced! I think the site is ran by the marae so take that into account when you stay.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Spike Thorne

Ranking: 7/10

This is a camp ground with basic facilities. Great location. You get what you pay for.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Eddie Howell's avatar

Eddie Howell

Ranking: 9/10

In terms of value for money (other than free!) $10 a night is pretty good. Close to town and raglans great surf spots. Basically a field with about 45 parking spots (no power) with flushing toilets, free cold and $1 hot showers (mechanism was broken when I was there so it was FREE hot showers!) Just up the road is the river mouth where you can watch the sunset and chill out. Friendly owner who is there taking payment till 5pm after which you pay by money in envelope. YOU WILL BE CHECKED so don't try be sneaky. I was happy to stay two nights and would stay again.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Manuela Loza

Ranking: 6/10

$10 per person, per night, close to beach, dirty facilities, but cold showers for free and hot showers for a dollar and water supply. Room to do the dishes. No power.

Reviewed about 3 years ago