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Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel

Ohawini Road, 0184, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly team, on the phone & in person. Great to hear the sea at night. You can camp right on the waters edge and have the choice of several beaches, right out front or over the hill to Oakura (walking distance) where you can surf and there is a small shop. My children had so much fun with the other... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night in my tent here. When I arrived it was raining but Kelvin who works there, could not have been more helpful! So genuine and cares about his campers/holiday makers. Even though it was peak season showers were lovely and hot, community kitchen was clean and a great size. There is something magic about sleeping to the sound... More 

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1 Thank Trudy B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

What a better place to be, camping right by the sea, Yes, the Beach is classed as a road, which give access to Ohawini Bay, , Great to launch the boat, and still able to play on the beach with the kids, they soon learn, its a road. Great ablution block Showers and Toilets, Great kitchen to cook in, with... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We had a reservation to stay there, they knew we were coming, and I called them at 5:30 PM to say we'd be there soon but there was no answer and when we got there we found no one to check us in or open the cabin for us, even though they had a vacancy. Plenty of nice places to... More 

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2 Thank Robert H
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A great spot on the beautiful Whangaruru Harbour allows for great walks either side of the camp, even in winter time. The room was clean and had good light and was comfortable, with a sunny morning deck. the location is great, close to the water and the village. The owners are kind and considerate and we had a good time.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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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