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DOC Waikawau Bay Campsite

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A lovely campsite, with large delimited plots. Facilities super clean even though they are a little old. Query artwork gives the campsite a unique aspect. Staff friendly and helpful, would come here again.

Thank Pam1709
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a beautiful huge campsite beside a gorgeous beach. There is wood fired pizza on sale on site together with smoothies, coffee and healthy food. The Williams paddock has flush toilets. The place was clean. I would have preferred if the campsites were well marked and that we were allocated sites in the busy months like January rather than...

1Thank PatwinderK
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I've camped at Waikawau Bay every summer for about fifteen years and it's always the same basic facilities (mostly long-drop toilets and a few cold water outdoor showers). You have to bring your own drinking water, or boil theirs to be safe, but there is quite a good tuck-shop onsite selling ice creams, ice, snacks, etc. The shop and the...

3Thank TeamIan
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Large campsite situated just back from beach behind sand dunes. Lots of camping sites, though it gets very busy January. Basic facilities with a mix of flush and long drops. Great beach for families with surfing, bodyboarding waves, bit of fishing off the rocks. Some awesome kiwi rope swings around the campsite which the kids love! Also good sand dunes...

Thank James Y
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Camped for a couple nights around New Year's at this stunning location. Amazing beach, great for long walks and swimming. The only complaint was that there was ALWAYS a long line at the toilet in the area we were camped in. Then again, the campsite was very busy because of the holiday. I believe they are planning another flush toilet...

4Thank h20kat
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Camped for two nights - was well worth the drive. Great price and excellent location - gorgeous beach just over the dunes. Very friendly staff and tidy clean amenities. Flushing toilets a nice surprise! Would definitely recommend this camp site to anyone. Best way to escape from the hustle for a while.

3Thank Megan_Shep
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Great spot, 3km long beach, bush walks. Stayed up at the lodge, 3 bedroom house overlooking the bay. Fishing from the rocks or the beach. Nearby to the south is the beautiful Little Bay. The seas are warming by November and at there warmest about mid February.

1Thank 126psl

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Address: Waikawau Beach Road | Waikawau, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region
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“Book early or you might miss out during peak seasons”
TeamIan, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Look for sites in the shade with trees. fences at the back are great for hanging towels and gear. Paddock to the left as you drive in has great sites along the beach side fence.”
JamesY664, 23 Jan 2015 | Read review
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