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Camp Waipu Cove

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have Been to Camp Waipu twice now and we have loved it every time we visit... the waves were perfect for the kids to go body boarding. We go for dinner at the Pizza Barn it is our fav place to go out as a family. there are 2 play areas for the kids a playground and a corner...

Thank danjelle12
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback we are glad to hear you love Camp Waipu Cove as much as we do! Perhaps next time you visit you might like to try one of our brand new 2 bedroom self-contained cabins which are currently being constructed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future :)

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017

the place was a good spot. Yep also rained most of our stay but did get a few glimpse of beach and a walk. The cabin was clean and well equipped but my the bed was hard, I would recommend a stay there

Thank kalgirl74
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we will take your comments into consideration when it comes to furnishing our new two bedroom self-contained cabins. We would love to welcome you back to stay again in the future :)

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Only one night and the weather was terrible...stopped raining long enough for a short beach walk in the late afternoon. The cabin was very clean and comfortable, and the price was good for the quality. Would recommend.

Thank Geoff T
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here in one of our cabins and pleased you found it comfortable despite the weather :)

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The self contained cottage was very spacious, clean and restful for our 4 night stay. This camp is immaculate, well run and quite unique with easy access to an amazing beach. The staff are friendly and helpful, including the cleaning staff. We will return for another break from our busy lives on Waiheke Island.

Thank Pulmans
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time away in one of our self-contained cabins! We are very lucky here with the gorgeous beach so close by to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future :)

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here over Auckland Anniversary weekend in a self contained unit and it was great. The unit itself was the most cleanest self contained unit I have ever been in and it had everything we needed in it. The campsite itself was great too, it seems really well run and the ammenities were great as well. I also loved...

Thank jacee08
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you've already rebooked for next year! There's a lovely communal atmosphere here over the summer months and many guests love to come back each year for their summer holiday. We're looking forward to welcoming you back again next year.

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great spot. Excellent position and facilities. Our campsite was beside a great playground for the kids and was a stones throw to the beach. Excellent showers and toilet block. Close to full kitchen and cooking options, including free bbq, large fridge and freezers for campers to use. Friendly and helpful staff. A great kiwi camping holiday. Have already rebooked for...

Thank SteveSmithNZL
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We like to regularly make improvements and upgrades here at Camp Waipu Cove and the new BBQ area and larger fridges and freezers are some of the recent improvements put in place. It's great to hear that they're being enjoyed!

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Very good camping at an idyllic spot for a reasonable price in comparrison with other camps this time of the year. The camp is identified as a DOC (Department of Conservation) camp and is situated as last camp on the left before the domain. The expansive white sandy surf beach and outlook to the "Hen and Chicken" islands is simply...

Thank Malcolm W
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love to welcome you back to stay with us again in the future.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This camp site is in a good location. It is well equipped and while the rooms are very basic, they are presented well. They are clean and bright. I am puzzled by the questions below asking about it being a Hotel. My answers as No mean No because it is NOT a Hotel - it is a Camp ground with...

Thank NZcouple_12
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm afraid i'm not sure what you mean about the hotel question; is it part of the reviewing process? We are indeed a camp ground with a range of cabins available. We have everything from basic kitchen cabins to fully self-contained cabins available which have bathrooms with showers and toilets. Perhaps if you...

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Perfect location right on the beach, so great to sleep to the sound of the waves. Was with a group of 7, spent one night in bunk room which was nice and tidy and one night in a tent. Amenities very clean and tidy and very friendly staff. We will be back.

Thank Courtneywoods
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a great review. Our bunk rooms are a great option for the more budget-conscious traveler (or for when our other options are booked up!). We're in such a beautiful spot here at Waipu Cove and it's wonderful to hear that you got to enjoy it. We'd love to welcome you back to stay again...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Thanks for having us and turning on the weather. Great spot, great amenities, will definitely be back. Beautiful beach and great surf - we were very spoilt. Top ratings for The Cove as well. Fantastic meal in an ideal spot.

Thank amandaharborne
Anton T, Manager at Camp Waipu Cove, responded to this review

Great weather is a special offer we like to put on from time to time ;) So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We can't wait to welcome you back again in the future!

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You'll find Camp Waipu Cove nestled at the southern end of the beautiful and unspoiled Bream Bay. Our Northland holiday park’s and cabins great facilities, supreme beach location and well-kept Waipu Cove accommodation create the ideal setting for a classic Kiwi getaway. Our Waipu Cove camping ground has been a Northland holiday haven for generations of Kiwi families, and continues to offer one of the best camping environments in New Zealand to visitors from near and far. We look forward to seeing you here at Camp Waipu Cove, Northland! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Camp Waipu Cove

Address: 869 Cove, RD2, Waipu 0582, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Waipu
Price Range: $61 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Camp Waipu Cove 4.5*
Number of rooms: 235
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“There are two campgrounds at Waipu Cove, this is the best.”
915adrianm, 11 May 2017 | Read review
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“Cabins or take a Tent”
danjelle12, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had budget cabin so walk in the rain and sand to toilet and shower but if you dnt mind its great”
kalgirl74, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Self contained cottage the best option.”
Pulmans, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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