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Tāwharanui campground at Tāwharanui Regional Park

1181 Takatu Road
Tāwharanui Peninsula


Help protect our kauri trees

We have closed large sections of our parks network to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. For more information see Protect our kauri trees.

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You need to know

Help protect our kauri trees

You need to clean your footwear and equipment before visiting our parks. This will help prevent the spread of weeds and plant diseases such as Kauri dieback.

We have closed large sections of our parks network to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. For more information see Protect our kauri trees.

Keeping our open sanctuaries pest free

You will be entering the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary (haven for native birds and plants):

All persons involved in your visit must be advised, understand and comply with the conditions below:

  • You must check all vehicles and equipment before entering Tāwharanui Regional Park to ensure it is free of pests, vermin and hazardous material.
  • Dogs, pets and all other animals are prohibited at all times.
  • Please alert the park ranger if you see any animal pests.
  • Keep away from and do not touch any traps or bait stations.
  • Remove all rubbish, food, baits etc. It all attracts animal predator pests.
  • Ensure that any predator fence gates you use are always closed behind you.
  • Do not climb the predator fence as this could damage it.
You can help our marine life

The northern side of the Tāwharanui Pennisula is a no-take marine reserve.

  • No fishing of any kind.
  • Don't take or kill marine life.
  • Don't remove or disturb any marine life or materials.
  • Don't feed fish - it disturbs their natural behaviour.
  • Take care when anchoring to avoid damaging the sea floor.
  • Call 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) to report any illegal activity.
Booking information

You can book our campgrounds and baches up to six months in advance (12 months for lodges) from the day you intend to arrive up until the maximum stay limit for your chosen option.

Availability refreshes at 12am (midnight) daily. So for example, a 7 night campground booking from 13 to 20 December 2019, will be available to book from 12am on 13 June 2019.

Booking with an underage group

Campground bookings for an unsupervised group under the age of 18:

You will need consent to make a campground booking when your group is aged 16 years and 17 years.

You will need to:

  1. Download our Regional Parks: Parental Consent Form (PDF 87KB)
  2. Have your legal guardian complete and sign the form.
  3. Supply your completed form when you make your booking.

For health and safety reasons, bookings for groups of people aged 15 years and under are not allowed without appropriate supervision.

All other bookings for unsupervised groups under the age of 18:

Baches, lodges and bookable sites may not be booked by people under 18. You may only use these sites with appropriate supervision.

How you can dispose of your waste

All our regional parks are rubbish free. Take all rubbish and recycling with you when you leave.

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About Tawharanui campground

Is a campground on the northern coast behind the sand dunes between Phoenix Reef and Comet rock.


Learn more about Tawharanui Regional Park before your visit.

Capacity and times



Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time

11:00 a.m.

Check-out time

11:00 a.m.



$15.00 (GST inclusive)


$6.00 (GST inclusive)






Grass, flat and undulating. When maximum numbers are reached, flat camping spots can be at a premium.



After entering the Tāwharanui Campground, the camp is divided into 5 bays with a central road.



2-3 water taps (bore supply) in each bay.


Bedroom configuration




No showers. Campers need to bring their own solar shower, shower tent and solar shower support. Showers must not be hung from trees.

Map of Tawharanui Regional Park