Stay at a park
From beautiful seaside campsites to historic lodges and great kiwi baches, there are plenty of places to stay on Auckland parkland.
How to book
Contact the Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 to make a booking. If you have any enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Parksline Contact Hours
From 13th April - 11th October 2013
8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Closed on Saturday & Sunday
Weekends attached to a public holiday contact booking hours will be from 8am to 5pm.
Booking information required
Full payment must be made at the time of booking. Bookings and payment can only be made in the following ways:
- Over the phone by credit card. We only accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
- In person using cash, cheque or eftpos at the ground floor reception at our Central Customer Services Centre, 1 Greys Avenue, Auckland Central. Note: Booking requests are processed from 8am Monday - Friday
- Send a cheque with your contact and booking details to:
Auckland Regional Parks
Private Bag 92300
Once this has been received a member of the Parks team will contact you.
Where to stay
Campgrounds, baches and lodges
Our beautiful regional parks offer a number of options to enjoy a night in a unique place, including:
- the scenic Poukaraka Flats campsite at Whakenewha on beautiful Waiheke Island
- campsites close to the farm animals at Ambury
- remote campsites in the native bush of the Hunua Ranges
- real kiwi 1950s waterfront baches at Scandrett.
Find out more about Campgrounds, Baches, and Lodges, including booking details.
If you're looking for a relaxing escape, stay at a Holiday Park for some of the best leisure accommodation.
Orewa Top Ten Holiday Park
35km north of central Auckland fronting Orewa Beach, this is an ideal holiday location for families. Accommodation includes 300 camp sites, 15 cabins and four tourist flats. Off season and group discounts available. Qualmark Rating: 4 Star Plus Holiday Park.
How to get there
From Downtown Auckland, on State Highway 1 north, take the Silverdale exit (398) and turn right.
Activities include swimming (close to surf club patrolled area), boating, fishing, windsurfing and golf (including the international course at Gulf Harbour). The park is located close to restaurants, shopping, mini golf, Snowplanet, Auckland Luge, Go-Karts and Waiwera Thermal Spa Resort and near regional parks with scenic walks and picnic areas.
Facilities include children's adventure playground, covered BBQ area, boat ramp, basketball pad, kayaks, TV lounge, games room, email, fax and WiFi.
There are facilities for the elderly and people with a disability. They are also able to accommodate large groups. Linen can be supplied for the cabins and is supplied with the tourist flats.
Visit the Orewa Beach Holiday Park website.
Karen and Nick Brownlie
Phone 09 426 5832 or 0800 OREWA1
Fax 09 426 7883
Martins Bay Holiday Park
Situated on the beachfront at Martins Bay overlooking the Mahurangi Peninsula. It is 15km from Warkworth, just past Snells Beach village. Accommodation includes 220 powered camp sites, two tourist flats, four ensuite cabins, six standard cabins and two onsite caravans.
Cabins are standard cabins and linen and blankets are not provided. Cabins include: double bed, double bunk, table and chairs and TV and a heater will be provided on request. Tourist flats are fully self contained.
How to get there
From Downtown Auckland, on State Highway 1 north, turn off at Warkworth (right at the second traffic lights if travelling from the south or left at the first traffic lights if travelling from the north). Take the right-hand road to Snells Beach. Travel through Snells Beach village past the shopping centre. Continue past the turn off to Algies Bay on Mahurangi Road, continuing along Martins Bay Road to the beach.
Activities include fishing, swimming, sailing and bush walks. It's only a short drive to Sandspit for scenic trips to historical Kawau Island.
Facilities include children’s playground, covered BBQ area, boat and tractor park, boat ramp, fish cleaning area and holiday programmes. There are also facilities for the elderly and people with disabilities.
For accommodation rates please visit the Martins Bay Holiday Park website.
RD2 Martins Bay
Phone 09 425 5655
Fax 09 425 5618
Whangateau Holiday Park
A family-orientated park situated 18km from Warkworth, right on the water’s edge overlooking Whangateau Harbour, across from Omaha. Accommodation includes 80 powered camp sites, four cabins and three onsite caravans, six tourist units, two self contained units and three onsite caravans. The holiday park is a great location for a school camp, particularly for marine studies. Qualmark rating: 4 star holiday park.
How to get there
From Downtown Auckland, take State Highway 1 north and turn off at Warkworth (right at the second traffic lights if traveling from south, or left at the first traffic lights if traveling from the north). Take the left hand road to Leigh (Matakana Road). Matakana Road changes to Leigh Road at Matakana. Continue along Leigh Road until you get to Whangateau.
The Holiday Park is a great base to visit the nearby Goat Island/Cape Rodney Marine Reserve (popular for diving and snorkelling), the Matakana Wine Trail and farmers markets.
The park is a short drive to Sandspit for scenic trips to Kawau Island.
Facilities include a recreation room and covered BBQ area. Activities include swimming, fishing, kayaking, sailing and native bird watching.
Adjacent to large open space reserve with sportsfield, playground, bush walk and high tide boat ramp.
For accommodation rates, visit the Whangateau Holiday Park website.
Bridget Makins, Manager
559 Leigh Road
Phone 09 422 6305
Toll free 0800 whpark (947275)
Fax 09 422 6686
Self-containment Certificate (SCC) car parks
A number of Auckland's regional parks have Self-containment Certificate (SCC) car parks, where SCC campervans or vehicles can park overnight.
See the Camping passes page for details of how to apply and how long you can stay.
An Auckland Council camping pass is valid for a year from 1 September to 31 August. It gives you repeated use of Auckland Council campgrounds and facilities (conditions apply). See Camping passes for further details of how to apply.