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Tāwharanui campground at Tāwharanui 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

This large campground is in the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. It's situated on the north eastern coast behind the sand dunes and between Phoenix Reef and Comet Rock.

Native plantings divide the campground into six areas. It has a flat, undulating grass surface and several water taps. Camp only in tents in this area.

Marked access points show where you can access the beach through the dunes.

There is an all modes and vehicle-based campground to the left toward Comet Rock.


Road works at park entrance - Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2024

We are planning road works at the main entrance to the park.

There will be disruptions to vehicle access throughout the day on Monday. There will be no vehicle access until midday on Tuesday.

Pedestrians can still access the park during this time. Parking and toilet facilities will be available at Jones Bay.

Located on the Tāwharanui Marine Reserve

No fishing or collection of shellfish, seaweed or any other marine life. Do not feed fish.

1181 Takatu Road, Tāwharanui Peninsula

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.

Take the metal access road on the left to the campground off Takatu Road. Drive until you reach a locked wooden gate.

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

See more about Tawharanui Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time



$17.50 (GST inclusive)


$7.00 (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 50 people.

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




Two or three bore water taps in each bay - boil water for at least three minutes before using.


Power supply

No power supply.


Toilets and bathrooms

Each bay has a vault toilet block with two unisex cubicles. Bay three toilet block has one wheelchair friendly cubicle.
You can bring your own solar shower, shower tent and solar shower support. Showers must not be hung from trees.




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 a tent, campermatic/pop top camper and all purpose-built vehicle, motorhome, campervan, caravan, 5th wheeler or bus.
You may not stay in portacoms or containers dwellings.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Tāwharanui 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