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Tunnel Point campground at Karekare, 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

Basic grassed campground situated between dune wetlands and coastal cliffs.

The 20-30 minute walk to the campground will take you through an old logging tramway tunnel.


Check for open and closed tracks and help protect our kauri

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.

Find open and closed tracks and read about protecting our kauri.

Karekare Road, Karekare

Directions and access

The main park gates are open from 6am to 9pm during daylight savings hours and for non-daylight saving hours from 6am to 7pm.

Foot access to Tunnel Point campground while road closures are in place

From Whatipū

Walk the Gibbons and Muir tracks to the Pararaha Valley campground. Please adhere to all signage along the tracks.

From the campground, take the track to the coast and follow the route through the dunes to Tunnel Point.

Walk duration: 3.5 hours.

From Karekare

Karekare is currently closed to non-residential traffic. Please follow the signs at Lone Kauri Road and adhere to all road closures.

Start your walk at the Mercer Bay car park at the end of Log Race Road.

Follow the inland section of the Mercer Bay Loop, connect with Comans Track and descend along a ridge into Karekare.

Walk around Karekare Point and along Whatipū Beach at low to mid-tide only. Follow the beach south and head inland at Tunnel Point.

Walk duration: 2 hours.

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

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time



$9.50 (GST inclusive)


$4.50 (GST inclusive)



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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.




Roof water supply - boil water for at least three minutes before using. Conserve water as supply is limited.


Power supply

No power supply.


Kitchen facilities

Small cooking shelter.


Toilets and bathrooms

One composting toilet.




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



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



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


Overnight vehicles and tents

You may stay in tents only.
No vehicle access.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

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Report a non-urgent problem at Call our regional parks team on 09 366 2000 to report an urgent problem. Email general enquiries and feedback to