Tawhitokino Campground is located in Tawhitokino 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.
Te Ara Moana, the sea-going pathway, will have today taken you past Te Iwirahirahi Point, Ruakura Bay, Waiti Bay and here, to the white sands of Tawhitokino Beach. It’s a 30 minute, tide dependent, walk back to Waiti Bay from here – making it a very tranquil escape.
Two small streams feed into the beach, cutting into the bush-clad escarpment behind and forming a small wetland. When camping at this special spot, you may be lucky enough to see one of New Zealand’s rarest flightless birds, the North Island weka. The size of a large hen, these birds call to each other at dusk – so you’ll almost definitely hear them.
For more information please contact us at the Auckland Council or email
Access only at low tide. From the car park at Kawakawa Bay, follow the Tawhitokino Track on foot around the rocks and over Papanui Point to the beach.
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