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Waitawa bay (Sea kayak) campground at Waitawa Regional Park

1168 Clevedon-Kawakawa Road
Kawakawa Bay


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.

Booking information

Due to customer feedback you can now book our baches and campgrounds up to seven-months in advance (12 months for lodges). Availability refreshes at 12am (midnight) daily. So for example, a booking from 18 to 25 January 2019, you will be able to book from 12am on 25 June 2018.

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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

You need to clean your footwear and equipment to help prevent the spread of weeds and plant diseases such as Kauri dieback.

We have closed large sections of the Hunua Ranges Regional Park to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. For more information see Protect our kauri trees.

Booking campgrounds 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
  2. Have your legal guardian complete and signed 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 group under the age of 18:

You will not be unable to make bookings for our baches, lodges and bookable sites. 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.

Other ways to book

About Waitawa bay (Sea kayak) campground

Located upon a traditional boundary line between Te Urikaraka (Ngati Paoa) and Ngati Kohua (Ngai Tai – Te Waiohua), this land holds deep significance for local Maori.


The campground is located between Waitawa Wharf and Pawhetau Pa via sea kayakers only. No motor boat or jet ski access is permitted. You cannot walk or drive to this campground.

Learn more about Waitawa Regional Park before your visit.

Capacity and times



Maximum stay

2 nights.











Tank supply - boil for 3 minutes.



Compost toilet.

Map of Waitawa Regional Park