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Poukaraka Flats campground at Whakanewha Regional Park

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Accommodation information

Self-contained vehicle sites are open for bookings.

Campgrounds (subject to usual seasonal closures) and lodges are open but group sizes are limited to no more than 10 people.

Baches are open for existing bookings from 31 August 2020.

All bookings for accommodation prior to 31 August 2020, whilst at alert level 3, have been cancelled and we are processing full refunds.

If you haven't received cancellation communications, please email

Large, flat and sheltered vehicle-based campground. It is set back from a beautiful bay and child-friendly beach.

There are many places to explore and you'll get tent-side viewing of the bird life. Park rangers give all visitors a friendly island welcome.


Help protect our kauri trees

We have closed large sections of our parks network 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. For more information see Protect our kauri trees.

Closed for winter

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

75 Gordons Road, Omiha

Directions and access

Drive into the park along Gordons Road and over the hill. The entrance to the campground is at the bottom of the hill and to the right.

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 Whakanewha Regional Park access information.

Availability and prices

Maximum number of people


Maximum stay

7 nights

Check-in time


Check-out time



$16.00 (GST inclusive)


$6.50 (GST inclusive)



Some spaces available

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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 40 people.

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




Drinkable (potable) water available.


Power supply

No power supply.


Kitchen facilities

Free gas barbecue available to campers for use when staying at the campground.


Toilets and bathrooms

Cold showers and a flush 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.



Fires prohibited at all times.

Information about the park

Map of Whakanewha 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