Bookable facilities


Please note that booking hours for regional parks campgrounds, SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites is as follows:

Daylight saving: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through to Sunday
Non daylight saving: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through to Sunday

No bookings can be taken over the phone (or in person on site) outside of these times.

No cash payments are available at any time on park. We strongly recommend that you call our contact centre in advance of your arrival on park on (09) 366 2000, option 1, to make your booking.

Animals (except aid dogs) are prohibited at all times.

If you under the age of 18 you will be required to get parental consent to make a campground booking.
Please click here to download the consent form

Remember to be a tidy Kiwi!

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.

Important notice

No vehicle or walking access.


About Te Wharau (Malua Bay) Campground

Located on the secluded Te Wharau (Malua Bay), this campgrounds has flat, undulating grass terraces. a feature of the site are the two large polars, known as "Baileys Hammock".It has been developed as a sea kayak based campground for those paddling along Te Ara Moana - The sea going pathway.

Adjacent to the camping area is an archaeological site, please do not camp in this area. A toilet and water supply is just up the steps. A short walk south along the coast will take you to the parks track network.


Use concrete pad when using gas cookers.  No fires permitted at all times.

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Duder' (including gate opening hours)
Bookable: View availability calendar
Grade: Sea Kayak/Waka Campground
Cost per night:
Adult: $8.00 18 years and over
Child: $4.00 5 - 17 years
Infant: $0.00 Under 5 years
Max persons: 20
Max stay (peak): 2 nights
Max stay (off-peak): 2 nights
Compost Toilet: 1
Potable water: Tap on hill (near toilet). Boil for three minutes.
Other information: Sea kayakers only., no vehicle or walking access.



For more information please contact us at the Auckland Council or email


  • Sea kayakers only.
  • There is no vehicle or walking access to this campground from the park entrance.
  • No walk in camping is permitted. 

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