NORTHLAND: TUTUKAKA

Kauakarangi Bay & PDS

star rating of 4
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Public Dump Station Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Picnic table overlooking the beach Kauakarangi Bay is a stunningly pretty bay just off the main road at the northern end of Ngunguru. There is a small parking area with a public dump station.
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Matapouri Beach Car Park

star rating of 4
Toilets Available Walking Tracks Good Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Matapouri Beach Matapouri Beach is a popular Summer location in a small beach-side town. Beautiful beach with some stunningly beautiful walk over the cliffs to Whale bay.
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Kowharewa Bay

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Good Vodafone mobile reception Good Spark mobile reception
Beachfront parking Kowharewa Bay has a public reserve in a small community just south of Tutukaka.
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Pacific Bay

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Picnic table overlooking the beach Pacific Bay is the next bay past Kowharewa Bay just south of Tutukaka. It's a small beachfront community where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight.
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Whangaumu Bay

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Pet Friendly Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Parking overlooking the beach Whangaumu Bay is also known as Wellingtons Bay, is a quiet beachfront community with a reserve at both ends of the bay.
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Whangaruru Beachfront Camp

star rating of 3.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Campsite reception Whangaruru Beachfront Camp is in the next bay north of Oakura, and provides a large level grass camping area directly on the beachfront.
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Teal Bay Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Beachfront parking Teal Bay Reserve is in a quiet seaside location. The reserve carpark overlooks Helena Bay and is available for self-contained motor caravanners to park overnight.
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Sandy Bay

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Fishing Location No Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Beachfront parking Sandy Bay, just north of Matapouri, is a stunning beach location where you can park overnight in self-contained vans looking out over the bay.
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Woolleys Bay Reserve

star rating of 3.5
Freedom Camping Location Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Moderate Vodafone mobile reception Moderate Spark mobile reception
Entrance to Woolleys Bay Woolleys Bay Reserve is a large beach front car park with new public toilets and is available for freedom camping. Access to the golden sand beach is through tracks in the sand dunes.
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Otamure Bay - DOC Campsite

star rating of 3.5
Department of Conservation Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Showers Available Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Sign at the entrance to the Otamure Bay campsite Otamuri Bay is one of those truly special places - a peaceful, sheltered, and stunningly beautiful beach location. The campsite is basic, but very well maintained, with clean shower and toilets.
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Mimiha Recreation Reserve

star rating of 3
Freedom Camping Location Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Reserve parking area Mimiha Recreation Reserve is next to a tiny community of 5 homes at the end of Helena Bay. It has a more rugged beach that Teal Bay, which is the next bay along.
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Shoebridge Reserve

star rating of 3
NZMCA Campsite Power Available Large Vehicle Access
Parking on the sealed parking area. Shoebridge Reserve is in the residential area of Ngunguru and has a large grass parking are that self-contained motor caravanners can use for freedom camping
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Tutukaka Marina

star rating of 3
Toilets Available Restaurant Fishing Location Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
Tutukaka boat ramp Tutukaka is a small community that is focussed on diving and big game fishing. There is a large marina with a public carpark along the road where you can park during the day.
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Whananaki School Summer Holidays Campsite

star rating of 3
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access
Whananaki North School Whananaki School is in a prime waterside location and offers campsite facilities during the Summer school holidays.
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Whananaki North Motels & Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Fresh Water Available Power Available Walking Tracks
Whananaki North Holiday Park Motel and Holiday Park
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Tutukaka Holiday Park

star rating of 2.5
Holiday Park or Campsite Toilets Available Fresh Water Available Laundry Available Showers Available Power Available Large Vehicle Access Dump Station Available Fishing Location
Tutukaka Holiday Park entrance Tutukaka Holiday Park is a quiet location just a short walk from the Tutukaka village - renown for its diving and fishing.
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Elliot Bay Campground

star rating of 2
Park-Over Property Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Large Vehicle Access Quiet and Peaceful Fishing Location
Entrance to the farm house for registration Elliot Bay Campground is really just a farm paddock with an area for parking and access to the beach. Very quiet and about as country as you can get.
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Tutukaka Lookout

star rating of 2
Excellent Vodafone mobile reception Excellent Spark mobile reception
There is a lookout with off road parking about halfway between Tutukaka and Ngungaru.
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