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Tawhitokino campsite at Tawhitokino 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 regionalparks@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

This campground is at the far end of Tawhitokino Beach. It is part of the Te Ara Moana kayak trail.

The trail takes you past Te Iwirahirahi Point, Ruakura Bay and Waiti Bay to the white sands of Tawhitokino Beach. It's a 30 minute walk back to Waiti Bay making it a very tranquil escape.

Alerts

Accessible by foot only

There is no vehicle access. The campground can only be accessed by foot at low tide.

265 Kawakawa Bay Coast Road, Orere Point

Directions and access

From the car park at Kawakawa Bay, follow the Tawhitokino Track on foot around the rocks and over Papanui Point to the beach.

See more about Tawhitokino Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people

20

Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time

11am

Check-out time

11am

Adult

$9.00 (GST inclusive)

Child

$4.50 (GST inclusive)

Infant

$0.00

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Booking information

Bookings can only be made six months in advance for campgrounds. Availability refreshes at midnight daily.
Group bookings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.

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

Amenities


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Water

Stream water only - boil water for at least three minutes before using.

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Power supply

No power supply.

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Toilets and bathrooms

Two compost toilets on site.

Rules


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Animals

Dogs, other animals and pets are prohibited at all times.

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Cleaning

Your campsite must be clean and tidy during your stay, and when you leave.

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Rubbish

No bins or rubbish disposal facilities. Take all rubbish and recycling with you when you leave.

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Overnight vehicles and tents

You may stay in tents only.
No vehicle access.

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Fires

Fires prohibited at all times.


Information about the park


Report a problem

Report a non-urgent problem at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-it. Call our regional parks team on 09 366 2000 to report an urgent problem. Email general enquiries and feedback to regionalparks@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.