NORTHLAND: KAURI COAST

Dargaville Museum and PDS

star rating of 4.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Campervan sign for overnight parking The Dargaville Museum provides an excellent collection of pioneering history as well as a PDS and overnight parking for self contained vans. You get a great view over the town and the Northern Wairoa river.
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Kauri Coast Top 10 Holiday Park

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
Kauri Coast Top 10 Reception The Kauri Coast Top 10 Holiday Park provides a luxurious camping experience close to both the Trounson Park forest and the Kai Iwi Lakes.
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Trounson Kauri Park Campsite

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Showers Available Power Available Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
Campsite kitchen Trounson Kauri Park Forest is a special place, with 586 hectares of forest reserve and farmland have been managed as a 'mainland island' by the Department of Conservation. Experience walking through our native forest, and listening to the regenerating bird song There are only a few places like this left in New Zealand..
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Pouto Marine Hall Campground

star rating of 4
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Campsite office entrance The Pouto Marine Hall Campground overlooks the Kaipara harbour at Pouto Point. Famous for its fishing and stunning views, the campground is very popular over the summer holiday season. This is one of the few places where it really is worth driving along 22 km of gravel road to get there.
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Dargaville Parkover

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Display of swamp kauri bowls The Dargaville Parkover is part of the local Information Centre and Woodturners Gallery. They also provide low-cost parking for self-contained vans.
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Waipoua Visitor Centre

star rating of 3.5
Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
Entrance to the Visitor Centre The Waipoua Visitor Centre is run by the local Iwi and has a nice cafe where you can relax and organise forest walks. It's just a short walk from the Campground.
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Kai Iwi Lakes - Promenade Point Campsite

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Beach access from the campsite Promenade Point is the smaller of the two campsites at Kai Iwi Lakes and is on the other side of Lake Taharoa. There is on-grass parking, and a modern toilet, but no showers
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Baylys Beach Holiday Park

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Restaurant Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks
Holiday Park Reception Baylys Beach is a large seaside community on the Ripiro coast not far from Dargaville.The holiday park has plenty of on-grass powered sites and good facilities.
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Kai Iwi Lakes - Pine Beach Campsite

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Walking Tracks
The campsite office The Kai Iwi Lakes are one of Northland's iconic attractions. The campsite at Pine Beach offers provides on grass parking set back a little from Lake Taharoa, and is a great location for water sports, fishing, and going for long walks. There is another campsite at Promenade Point.
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Matakohe Kauri Museum

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Two large Keruru - native wood pigeons The Matakohe Kauri Museum is one of Northland's iconic attractions, attracting busloads of visitors all year round. It is easily our largest museum focussed on our early pioneering history, with the emphasis on logging and digging for kauri gum. This is a must see attraction for history buffs, and self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Kaiwaka Sports Complex

star rating of 3.5
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly
Outdoor seating and tables beside the tennis court The small Northland town of Kaiwaka boasts a large sports complex which is located away from the main road. Parking is available alongside the tennis courts and has been made available for free overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners. Check with Jaques Four Square Store for availability and keys for the showers.
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Paparoa Motor Camp

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Walking Tracks
All weather campsite parking Paparoa is a small country town on State Highway 12, roughly halfway between Brynderywyn and Dargaville. The Motor Camp is off the main road, and offers a quiet rural setting that is just a short stroll from the shops, cafe, pub, and an award winning restaurant. There is 5 km walk to an ancient Maori Pa Site to help with the exercise.
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Dargaville Campervan Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Grocery Shopping Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Campground Office Dargaville Campervan Park is located right in the town centre across the road from Countdown and the Warehouse.
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Dargaville Countdown

star rating of 3
Large Vehicle Access Grocery Shopping Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Countdown parking The Countdown supermarket in Dargaville has a large sealed carpark with plenty of room for large vans.
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Dargaville Caltex PDS

star rating of 3
Service Station Public Dump Station Fresh Water Available Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Dump Station and Water Tap The Caltex Service Station in Dargaville has a public dump station that also includes fresh water for refilling your tanks.
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Twin Bridges Reserve

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Parking in the reserve Twin Bridges Reserve is nestled in the fork of the Mangakahia River and is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Pouto Point Carpark

star rating of 3
Toilets Available Fishing Location
Rod fishing along the beach The beach at Pouto Point is located at the northern entrance to the Kaipara harbour. Home to the largest scnapper breeding ground in New Zealand, it is as very popular location for fishing, as well as for camping and exploring the long coastline.
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Kellys Bay Reserve and Campground

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Children's playground Kellys Bay is a small rural seaside community with a beautiful beach, great fishing, and a basic campground just across the road from the beach. While the campsite is basic, the location is stunning. A great place to enjoy the real New Zealand.
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Matakohe Holiday Park

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful
Campsite reception Matakohe Holiday Park is located in a quiet rural environment, overlooking the river, and just a short walk from the Matakohe Kauri Museum.
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Pahi Beach Motorcamp

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Campsite office Pahi is a small rural community on the banks of the Kaipara harbour and is well known for its huge Moreton Bay Fig tree and good fishing. The council-owned campsite is very busy over summer, but would make a nice seaside getaway in Spring and Autumn.
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Tinopai Motor Camp

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Shuping gathering rock oysters at Tinopai Tinopai Motor Camp is at the entrance to the tiny country community of Tinopai, about 30 minutes drive along a sealed road from Matakohe. It's a beautiful country seaside location, with a long walk to the pier, and great fishing.
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Dargaville Mobil PDS

star rating of 2.5
Service Station Public Dump Station Large Vehicle Access Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Public dump station The Mobil Service Station in Dargaville has a public dump station.
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Mangakahia Rd Rest Area

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception No Spark mobile reception
Parking in the rest area There is a small rest area along Mangakahia Rd on the country road from Mangatapere to Kaikohe. Self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Waipoua Campground

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Walking Tracks
All weather parking The Waipoua Forest is one of our iconic attractions, featuring some kauri trees that are over 2,000 years old. There are well maintained walking tracks through the forest, and bus loads of visitors arrive all year round.
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Glinks Gully Campground

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Sheltered dining area Glinks Gully is a small seaside community on the Ripiro Coast. Typical of the west coast, it has a long, surf beach and is a popular holiday location for the 'townies' working in Dargaville.
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Aratapu Tavern

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Restaurant
The parking area available for staying overnight Aratapu Tavern is located just before the small rural town of Te Kopuru on the Pouto Peninsula. A good location for a country pub meal, it offers free overnight parking for self-contained motor caravanners.
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Dargaville Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Internet Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Pet Friendly Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
The holiday park reception Dargaville Holiday Park is next to Selwyn Park and the swimming complex, making it an excellent location for a family camping holiday while still in a town environment.
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Ruawai Wharf Car Park

star rating of 2.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Fresh Water Available
Children's playground near the parking area Ruawai is a small country town just south of Dargaville and sited alongside the Kaipara harbour. The wharf carpark is a large metaled area adjacent to a reserve with clean toilets, picnic tables and with a children's playground nearby. Self-contained motor caravanners can stay overnight.
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The 3 Furlongs Hotel

star rating of 2.5
Park-Over Property Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Restaurant
Entrance to the 3 Furlongs Hotel The 3 Furlongs Hotel in Kaiwaka has made their carpark available to motor caravanners in certified self-contained vans. Meals and drinks are available at the hotel.
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