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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

The campground is located off the Mangatangi Ridge Track - a steep track recommended for experienced trampers only.

There is a shelter with a roof and sides, and dirt floor.


Park closed for operational purposes

Lower Mangatawhiri in Hunua Ranges Regional Park will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 19 September to 9am Friday 22 September 2023. The following areas will be closed: Lower Managatawhiri Valley - all roads, tracks and campground. No access for public to ARA Drive - no horse riding, mountain biking, running or walking.

If you have any concerns, please phone the park duty ranger on 09 301 0101.

Closed track

Some tracks are closed for maintenance and improvements.

Phone us on 09 301 0101 if you have any concerns.

Check for open and closed tracks and help protect our kauri

We have closed large sections of the Hunua 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.

Closed until further notice due to kauri dieback disease.

You cannot use the campground while it is closed. For more information see Protect our kauri trees.

Accessible by foot only when it's open.

Falls Road, Hunua

Directions and access

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

The campground is located off Mangatangi Ridge Track - closest to Waharau Ridge Track end.

See more about Hunua 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)



Some spaces available

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Booking information

Closed for bookings.




Water is collected off roof - boil water for at least five minutes before using.


Power supply

No power supply.


Toilets and bathrooms

Long drop toilet on site.




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

Map of Hunua Ranges Regional Park

Report a problem

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