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

Only cold showers.


About Tainui Campground

On the eastern side of the rugged Hunua Ranges, Waharau extends from the range to the coast. Enjoy farmland, river banks and forest areas for camping, picnics, walking and mountain biking. The coast meets the forest at Waharau and there are many tracks or linkages with the Hunua Ranges, through the area’s foothills.

Facilities at this camp include: caravan power points, flush toilets, cold water showers. Camp usually closed during winter due to ground being too boggy.

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Waharau' (including gate opening hours)
Bookable: View availability calendar
Cost per night:
Adult: $15.00 18 years and over
Child: $6.00 5 - 17 years
Infant: $0.00 Under 5 years
Max persons: 60
Max stay (peak): 7 nights
Max stay (off-peak): 7 nights
Toilet block: Flush toilet


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


Head inland from East Coast Road to the entrance of park. Before going uphill, follow road to right into campground.

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