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.


About Tawhitokino Campground

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.

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Tawhitokino' (including gate opening hours)
Bookable: View availability calendar
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): 7 nights
Max stay (off-peak): 7 nights
Potable water: no taps, water from streams should be boiled for 3 mins
Booking restriction period: This site can be booked up to six months from todays month. e.g. In June you may make a booking for a date in December.
Compost Toilet: 2
Access details:
  • Backpackers.
  • No vehicle access.
  • No campervans or caravans. 
  • Access by foot only at low tide.


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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