Tāwharanui Tents Only Campground is located in Tawharanui regional park
Please note that booking hours for regional parks campgrounds, SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites is as follows:
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
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.
Major road works will be undertaken by Auckland Transport this summer to upgrade and seal the last 4km of road to Tāwharanui Regional Park. The works will reduce the road to one lane and cause delays. Please take extra care when traveling along this section of Tukatu Road.
Stand-alone tents - (No sleeping in vehicles)
Trailer tents, campermatics, pop up campers or campervans, caravans, 5th wheelers, buses, which must be booked into the Tāwharanui All Modes Campground.
Please ensure you book and set up in the correct campground, to avoid having to move camp.
Bays 1 and 2 of this campground are open all year. Bays 3, 4 and 5 are closed in this campground from 2 May to 24 September.
Is a tent only campground on the northern coast behind the sand dunes between Phoenix Reef and Comet rock. The campground is located in the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. To help keep the open sanctuary free of pests please check your vehicle and belongings for stowaway pests before you visit.
Stand-alone Tents only.
After entering the Tawharanui Tent Only Campground, the camp is divided into 5 bays with a central road.
Flat and undulating. When maximum numbers are reached, flat camping spots can be at a premium.
No showers. Campers need to bring their own solar shower, shower tent and solar shower support. Showers must not be hung from trees.
For more information please contact us at the Auckland Council or email
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