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Waitawa Bay (sea kayak) campground at Waitawa Regional Park

COVID-19 accommodation information

Baches, lodges and self-contained vehicle sites are open for bookings.

Scheduled winter closures are in place for some campgrounds.

Auckland Council baches remain self-clean spaces. Please clean all utensils, crockery and surfaces on your arrival and departure.

To limit the potential number of contaminated surfaces, we have removed all unnecessary items e.g. books and games, to maintain a high level of hygiene and allow for thorough cleaning of all surfaces. For hygiene reasons all pillows have been removed so please ensure that you bring your own pillows.

The site has flat undulating terraces. It has an open shelter and bench.

Located on a traditional boundary line between Te Urikaraka (Ngāti Paoa) and Ngāti Kohua (Ngai Tai – Te Waiohua). This land holds deep significance for local Māori.

The area has a long and rich history of human occupation, which is reflected in the numerous archaeological sites recorded on the parkland and in the wider area.

This campground is part of the Te Ara Moana kayak trail.


Road closed – 4 May to mid July 2020

The main road from just past the mountain bike car park to the beach and wharf will be closed for road maintenance.

During this time, please park in the hilltop car parks and walk down the tracks. It will take 10-15 minutes, and is a steady hill climb back to the car park.

Closed for winter

You cannot access the campground while it is closed over the winter.

Sea kayak access only.

There is no vehicle access - this campground can only be accessed by sea kayak.

This campground is for overnight stay by sea kayakers.

1168 Clevedon-Kawakawa Road, Kawakawa Bay

Directions and access

Only accessible using a sea kayak.

See more about Waitawa Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

2 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time



$9.00 (GST inclusive)


$4.50 (GST inclusive)



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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.




Tank supply - boil water for at least three minutes before using.


Power supply

No power supply.


Toilets and bathrooms

Compost toilet on site.




Dogs 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.


Overnight vehicles and tents

You may stay in tents only.
No vehicle access.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Waitawa 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