Twilight Campsite

Twilight Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve


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  • Feral dogs in Te Paki Recreation Reserve

    Feral Dogs have been sighted near the Te Paki Coastal Track in the area south of Twilight Beach and Scott’s Point including 90 Mile Beach. We advise you:

    • do not walk the area alone
    • do not approach any dogs
    • do not leave food or scraps that may attract scavenging by dogs
    • report any sightings to Far North District Council Dog Control 0800 920 029 if safe to do so –  GPS coordinates and photos are helpful.

    These tracks may be closed in the future for dog controls.

    First published on 22 December 2021. Last reviewed on 15 July 2022.


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DOC Northland

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  • Basic Camping
  • Free


Berend de Boer's avatar

Berend de Boer

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Location is nice, and you can have a swim. What's not so great are the aggressive food stealing possums. Make sure you don't leave any food outside, and even put your pack in the tent.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Kinanti's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

It’s a 3hr walk to the campsite from the carpark off the side of the road to the left, if you go straight it should be about 4-4.5hrs. Check out topographical maps before you go! You can still walk along the beach when it’s high tide, but it’s a little bit harder to walk on the sand.

The sign says 2h to twilight beach, but its another 45m to walk to the campsite, a bit longer if you take breaks. The te paki coastal track itself is stunning both ways, you go through various terrains from dunes to swaps and bushlands, the beaches are super quiet and wild, not quite a swim-friendly beach but stunning nonetheless.

The campsite is basic with a couple long drops, a tap with unpotable rainwater, and a wee shelter for cooking

Reviewed over 2 years ago

hughie's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Clean tidy good toilets and very beautiful.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

After a walk through sand dune country and a very different landscape than is usual for NZ, there's the long Twilight Beach and the remote Twilight Beach campsite. It feels like the middle of no-where, but only a few hours from SH1. Magic.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Patrick Baritz


Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful place. Toilets and water facility. Really quiet place because it is in the middle of nowhere!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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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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