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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.

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.

Ecology Trail is partly closed for upgrade

We are upgrading part of this trail to protect our kauri. We expect work to be completed by the end of July 2019.

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You need to know

You can help our marine life

The coast adjacent to Tāwharanui Regional Park 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.
Keeping our open sanctuaries pest free

The park is a haven for native birds and plants. You must make sure everyone with you understands and complies with the following:

  • All vehicles and equipment must be checked before entering the park to ensure it is free of pests, vermin and hazardous material.
  • Dogs and all other animals and pets are prohibited at all times.
  • You must 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, bait, e.t.c. as these attract animal pests.
  • Ensure predator fence gates used are always closed behind you.
  • Predator fences must not be climbed by anyone.
Booking information

Bookings can only be made six months in advance for campgrounds and baches, and 12 months in advance for lodges. Availability refreshes at midnight daily.

Booking with an underage group

Baches, lodges and bookable picnic sites cannot be booked by people under 18 years of age. You can only use these sites with appropriate supervision.

Camping sites can be booked by groups of people under 18 years of age, but you need parental consent. Read the rules about getting a camping pass for unsupervised groups under the age of 18.

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


Check-out time




$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.



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