Skip to main content
COVID-19 Orange setting

For information about our services and facilities restrictions during the protection framework settings, see the COVID-19 section

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit covid-19.govt.nz

Search again for accommodation in our parks

Cave 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. You'll pass several small and larger caves on your way to the campground.

Alerts

Whatipu Road closed

The road has been closed from the Little Huia toilets due to a slip.

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.

Closed until 1 November 2022 due to kauri dieback.

You cannot use the campground while it is closed. This campground can only be accessed by foot when it's open.

Whatipu Road, Huia

Directions and access

Park at the Whatipu car park and walk 20 minute to the end of the Whatipu Caves Track (ends at the campground).

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

Check-in information

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

Booking information

Closed for bookings.

Amenities


information

Water

No drinking water available. You must take water from the Whatipu carpark - boil water for at least three minutes before using.

information

Power supply

No power supply.

information

Toilets and bathrooms

One composting toilet.

Rules


information

Animals

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

information

Cleaning

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

information

Rubbish

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

information

Overnight vehicles and tents

You may stay in tents only.
No vehicle access.

information

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.