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Beachfront campground at Tāpapakanga Regional Park

This grassed, sloping, tents only campground is next to the Ashby Beach overlooking the Firth of Thames.

There are several BBQs available within a short walking distance of the campground.


Park partially closed for Splore Festival from 14 to 27 February 2020

We are closing areas of the park to allow for set up, the event to take place, and pack down to occur.

Areas closed during the festival:

  • All Auckland Council camping areas
  • North of Deerys Road, from the entrance at the intersection with Orere-Matingarahi Road.

More about Splore Festival

Visit the Splore website for information about tickets, festival camping and parking.

Visiting the park during the festival period

You can access the tracks and beach section of the lagoon south of Deerys Road during the festival. Park at the end of Deerys Road.

Nearest available camp sites during the festival period:

This is a tents only campground.

95 Deerys Road, Orere Point

Directions and access

Keep left and follow the road from the park entrance. Cross the bridge and turn right until you get to the locked gate at the end.

You will need a combination code to open the locked access gate - we will send you the combination code with your booking confirmation.

See more about Tapapakanga Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time



$16.00 (GST inclusive)


$6.50 (GST inclusive)



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Booking information

Bookings can only be made six months in advance for campgrounds. Availability refreshes at midnight daily.
From 17 December to 31 January: group bookings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
From 1 February to 16 December: group bookings are limited to a maximum of 20 people.

See more about How to book accommodation.




Drinkable (potable) water from taps outside both toilet blocks - boil water for at least three minutes before using.


Power supply

No power supply.


Kitchen facilities

The site has several gas barbecues available for use within walking distance of the campground. We recommend you bring your own gas cooking facilities.


Toilets and bathrooms

Two toilet blocks on site.




Dogs 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.
You may not stay in anything other than a tent including a motorhome, SCC vehicle or campervan,, caravan, 5 wheeler, bus, campermatic/pop top camper, truck or portable container dwellings.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Tāpapakanga 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