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 fire permitted at any time.
  • Use fibre-lite pad for all gas cookers.

About Waitawa Bay Sea Kayak Campground

Located upon a traditional boundary line between Te Urikaraka (Ngati Paoa) and Ngati Kohua (Ngai Tai – Te Waiohua), this land holds deep significance for local Maori. The area has a long and rich history of human occupation which is reflected in the numerous archaeological sites recorded on the parkland and in the wider area.

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Waitawa' (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
Shelter: For food preparation
Potable water: Tank supply - boil for 3 minutes.


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


Sea kayakers only.

No motor boat or jet ski access is permitted.

There is no "walk in: or vehicle access permitted to this campground.

The campground is located between Waitawa Wharf and Pawhetau Pa.

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