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Tainui campground at Waharau 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

Located on the eastern side of the rugged Hunua Ranges, this vehicle-based campground extends from the range to the coast.

Enjoy farmland, river banks and forest areas for camping, picnics, walking and mountain biking.

There are some BBQs at this campground.

This campground is part of the Te Ara Moana kayak trail. If you are doing the trail over winter and want to use the campground while it is closed, phone us on 09 301 0101 to arrange.


Track maintenance and improvements

The southern section of the Waharau Ridge Track will be closed from Wednesday 1 May to Saturday 31 August 2024 for maintenance.

If you have any concerns, please phone the park duty ranger on 09 301 0101.

Check for open and closed tracks and help protect our kauri

We have closed large sections of our parks 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.

Find open and closed tracks and read about protecting our kauri.

1748 East Coast Road, Whakatiwai

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.

Head inland from East Coast Road to the entrance of park. Before going uphill, follow the road to right into the campground.

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 Waharau Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights (1 October to 30 May).
Closed (31 May to 30 September).

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 30 people.

Bookings over the summer months

Waharau Regional Park holds cultural importance as a Tainui tribe summer camp.
From the first weekend in December to Waitangi Day, campground management shifts to Waahi Pa Trust. It is open to all visitors during this period if there is availability.
You must book through the on-site camp host. Call 09 301 0101 for more information.



Power supply

Six power points available for CSC vehicles on a first in first served basis. You will need to bring your own cables.


Toilets and bathrooms

Flush toilets and hot water showers on site.




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.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Waharau 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