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 Poukaraka Flats Campground

This vehicle accessible campground is a large, flat campground set back from a beautiful bay and child-friendly beach. The park offers a number of places to explore and escape from washing up duties. The camping areas are sheltered by native plantings which help ensure bird watchers get tent side viewing.And to top it off the park rangers give all visitors a friendly island welcome.

Still not enough, in 2008 the campground was voted number one in New Zealand according to the New Zealand Herald, and Waiheke Island is one of the top 10 Holiday destinations in the world. A secret tip - plan a stay during the months of March, April and May (not only do you get a good chance of settled warm weather you might even get the place to yourself).

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Whakanewha' (including gate opening hours)
Bookable: View availability calendar
Grade: Vehicle based site
Cost per night:
Adult: $15.00 18 years and over
Child: $6.00 5 - 17 years
Infant: $0.00 Under 5 years
Max persons: 80
Max stay (peak): 7 nights
Max stay (off-peak): 7 nights
Toilet block: Flush toilet
Potable water: 1
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.
BBQ: Free gas BBQ available to campers for use when staying at the campground.


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


Drive into park along Gordons Road over the hill. At the bottom of the hill and to the right is the entrance to the campground.

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