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Poukaraka Flats campground at

75 Gordons 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.

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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 can you keep our parks and islands pest free

Whakanewha Regional Park is pest-free and we need your help to protect its pristine environment.

Before your stay:

  • Check your gear and footwear for stowaway pests - rats and mice, plague skinks, and Argentine ants.
  • Clean your gear and footwear to remove soil and seeds. This will help prevent the spread of weeds and plant diseases such as Kauri dieback.
  • Seal your food in containers.
Find more about Visiting Hauraki Gulf islands.

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 Whakanewha - Poukaraka Flats campground

Large, flat, sheltered, vehicle accessible campground set back from a beautiful bay and child-friendly beach, and has many places to explore. You'll get tent side viewing of the bird life. And the park rangers give all visitors a friendly island welcome.


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

Learn more about Whakanewha Regional Park before your visit.

Capacity and times



Maximum stay

7 nights.



$15.00 (GST inclusive)


$6.00 (GST inclusive)






Potable water available



Cold showers


Kitchen facilities

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



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 Whakanewha Regional Park

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