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Waharau Tainui campground at

1748 East Coast Road


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.

1080 pest management

During August and October, we are applying 1080 bait to the parkland area. This work is weather dependent and we need to close the area for your safety.

Once track clearance work is complete we will reopen the area.

Warning signs will remain in place during the caution period, until bait and carcasses have broken down. See Hunua Project: 1080 pest management for details on the closures and when the caution period will be lifted.

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Cancellation and changes made to your booking may incur additional fees. See our terms and conditions before you book.

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You need to know

Help protect our kauri trees

Areas of Waitākere Ranges Regional Park and Hunua Ranges Regional Park are closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. See Protect our kauri trees for more information.

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 Waharau Tainui campground

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


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

Learn more about Waharau Regional Park before your visit.

Capacity and times



Maximum stay

7 nights.



$15.00 (GST inclusive)


$6.00 (GST inclusive)






Flush toilet.



All our regional parks are rubbish free. Whether you call it rubbish, trash or garbage, please bag it all up and recycle it or throw it away when you return home.

Map of Waharau Regional Park

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Call our regional parks team on 09 366 2000, or email enquiries to