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Tunnel campsite at Whatipū, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park


COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Accommodation information

Holiday parks and the Waiheke Backpackers Hostel are open for bookings with COVID-19 alert level measures and protocols in place.

Baches, campgrounds and lodges are open from 10am Monday 8 March 2021.

We will be reinstating our standard cancellation and amendment rules under Alert Level 2. Customers wishing to cancel or amend can do so online via their MyAuckland accounts.

Customers who have not started their planned stay over Alert Level 3 (28 Feb-6 Mar 2021 inclusive) that have not amended or cancelled these bookings will require a manual refund for the nights affected, and we will advise if details are required.

If you haven't received cancellation communications, please email regionalparks@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Basic grassed campground situated between dune wetlands and coastal cliffs. The campground is located near an old logging tramway tunnel.

Alerts

Help protect our kauri trees

We have closed large sections of the Waitākere Ranges to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.

When you visit our parks you need to clean your footwear and equipment to avoid transferring disease from one area to another. For more information see Protect our kauri trees.

Accessible by foot only

There is no vehicle access.

Whatipu Road, Huia

Directions and access

A 20-30 minute walk. From the Karekare main carpark walk around Karekare Point at low to mid-tide only. Then follow Whatipu Beach south and head inland at Tunnel Point. Walk along the edge of the swamp, then follow the Pararaha Valley track to the campground.

See more about Whatipu, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people

20

Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time

11am

Check-out time

11am

Adult

$9.00 (GST inclusive)

Child

$4.50 (GST inclusive)

Infant

$0.00

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Booking information

Bookings can only be made six months in advance for campgrounds. Availability refreshes at midnight daily.
Group bookings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Find out about booking changes and cancellations, and booking if you are under 18, on How to book accommodation.

Amenities


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Water

No water on site - water must be carried in.

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Power supply

No power supply.

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Toilets and bathrooms

One composting toilet.

Rules


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Animals

Dogs, other animals and pets are prohibited at all times.

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Cleaning

Your campsite must be clean and tidy during your stay, and when you leave.

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Rubbish

No bins or rubbish disposal facilities. Take all rubbish and recycling with you when you leave.

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Overnight vehicles and tents

You may stay in tents only.
No vehicle access.

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Fires

Fires prohibited at all times.


Information about the park


Map of Whatipū, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park


Report a problem

Report a non-urgent problem at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-it. Call our regional parks team on 09 366 2000 to report an urgent problem. Email general enquiries and feedback to regionalparks@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.