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Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel

Ohawini Road, 0184, New Zealand
Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We are so glad we chose this campsite to stay at from views, to fellow campers (including old friends and colleagues unknownly there at the same time) and friendly helpful hosts, we had a great time. We were surprised at the high use of the sand or beach road by cars towing boats, new to our experience, that aside everything... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stayed in unpowered sites for 9 nights over New Years. The facilities were all very clean and well set up with nothing being too much trouble for the owners. Nice small campground right on a lovely scenic bay. Only issue for us with little ones is that amount of car traffic going on the beach to the next bay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My fiancé and I drove past this camp right on the beach with quite magical views over the bay. Was getting late so we have decided to stay. We were greeted right away and with very friendly approach. Rates are very reasonable for what there is to offer. Apart from camp site you can rent a room or a suite... More 

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Whangarei, NZ
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150 reviews 150 reviews
43 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Whangaruru Beachfront Camp is situated right on the beach at the entrance of the Whangaruru Harbour. This area is great for boating, ¬fishing and water sports and just over the hill you can enjoy the open sea and waves of Oakura Beach. The camp has been developed over the years and now has motels, cabins and 80 camp sites of... More 

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Nether Heyford
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78 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I came across this site just by chance and weren't we the lucky ones. The owners are wonderfully helpful and are investing heavily into this for them a new business venture. What a location, fabulous. The site has everything necessary for either accommodation, camping or like us power campervan sites. Thank you for all your help. Nigel... More 

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Right by the water, reminiscent of treasured childhood holidays. Great surrounding beaches and a wonderful slice of traditional New Zealand. No hesitation in recommending this campground to families and couples.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed here just after New Years and paid the most we've ever paid for an unpowered campsite. The campground is idyllic (during the day!) but we were not wow-ed by the beach, which might be suitable for taking the boat out but isn't great for swimming. The worst part however was that we got woken up by fighting possums... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stumbled across this idyllic place, were going to stay a day and stayed four, only then reluctantly leaving because of time pressures. The situation is right out of this world, I can't praise it enough. A smallish site which fronts directly onto almost the whole of a beach looking across Whangururu Harbour. Vehicles wanting to get to the next... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I have been coming to this camp ground since I was a young child, and this year after a 8 year break I brought my children back to the camp to go camping. The family and managers of the camp are fantastic, always willing to help you out should you need it. The children loved the freedom of being able... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

It was our first time to this camping ground and we were not disappointed. Lovely relaxed management and wonderful family atmosphere. We were there over new year and it was fun and safe for all ages. Clearly the same families and groups of friends rebook year after year. There is lots of activity (boaties' camp ground) oriented around water sports,... More 

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