Camping on Waiheke Island is often at the Waiheke campground at Poukaraka Flats in Whakanewha Regional Park and is a very worthwhile experience. To really do justice in describing the appeal of this campground we would need to build a dedicated website. However we think the following will be enough to convince you to make the trip. The accessible, large, flat campground is set back from a beautiful bay and child friendly beach, and 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 comers 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).
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Directions: 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
Grade: Vehicle based site
Availability: All Year
Cost per night:
Adult: $15.00 (18yrs & over)
Child: $6.00 (5yrs – 17 yrs)
Max persons: 80
Max stay (peak): 7 nights
Max stay (off peak): 7 nights
Potable water: 1
Toilet block: 1 – flush toilets
Free gas BBQ available to campers for use when staying at the campground.
Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.
Please note that booking hours for regional parks will now operate from 8.00am – 7.00pm Monday through to Sunday for SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites. No bookings can be taken over the phone or in person on park after this time.
No cash payments are available at any time on park. For all payment methods, click here
We strongly recommend that you call our contact centre in advance of your arrival.