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Whangaroa Harbour Holiday Park

Whangaroa Harbour MotorCamp is set beside the beautiful Harbour itself, surrounded by Native Bush. Whangaroa Harbour MotorCamp is the perfect base from which to explore the beaches, walks and attractions of the Far North.

The MotorCamp is situated in a well-wooded & sheltered valley, located on the upper reach of the Historic Whangaroa Harbour. The Camp offers Families, Fishers, Divers and Travellers a range of comfortable accommodation options to suit their diverse needs.

Whether you are a Fisherman, Diver, Tramper, Rock Climber, or just need to have a break and relate to nature, Whangaroa Harbour Retreat MotorCamp makes an ideal base for your Northland holiday.

Tours: We are within easy distance of Kerikeri, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga. Tour buses for Cape Reinga go through everyday of the year and will stop in Kaeo for passengers.

Golf: Whangaroa Golf Club offers a testing 18-hole course, visitors are always welcome.

Tramping: D.O.C has provided many well designed tracks offering a remarkable insight to Northland's Forest & Rock Formations. These include: Puketi Forest, St Pauls Rock, Mahinepua, Ranfurly Bay and Motukawanui.

Big Game Fish Club: Whangaroa Club, promotes fishing competitions year round and provide meals and social drinks to members and their invited guests.

No Boat?: Whangaroa offers a number of commercial charter operators. All with local fishing knowledge.


Camp Store
The office includes a shop offering bait, ice, grocery items and all the basic necessities.

We cater for all Scuba Divers, with onsite Air Compressor and a well equiped Dive shop.

Kitchen & Dining area
You will find a well-equipped Kitchen block, supplying electric and gas cooking, plates, microwave unit and toaster. To keep your food fresh we have community fridges and freezer.

There is a Covered Gas BBQ available. And plenty of places to set up your own!

Coin operated washers and dryer are available for use of all guests and clothesline are provided. And tub available for hand washing.

Well Serviced and Clean shower and toilet units are provided for men and women. The showers in the campground are non-metered (set daily times).

Recreations in Camp
Television, (Seasonal) Indoor heated & cool water pools, Trampoline or just a place to get together and relax.

Other Camp Facilities and Services
Bush Walks: There is many bush walks within the local area, including St Pauls Rock with its spectacular views .

Kayaking: Operator 'Northland Sea Kayaks.'

Whangaroa is one of Northland's earliest settled areas. One of the first immigrant Maori canoes touched shore at Whangaroa, and Europeans had been sheltering in the Harbour back in the 1790s. In the 1809 the ship 'Boyd' sailed into Whangaroa seeking Kauri Spars. She ancohored off Peach Island and through a series of misadventures, was set alight and then drifted up the Harbour and sank near Red Islands.

Fourteen years later in 1823 Samuel Leigh with William White and others, came to Whangaroa and up the Kaeo River to establish the first Wesleyan Mission Station in New Zealand. The Harbour was created by volcanic activity and the dramatic towering cliff faces, waterfalls and coves offer spectacular scenery that can only be seen from a boat.

Fishing is a 'religion' around here as the Whangaroa township is known as 'Marlin Capital' of New Zealand. The Whangaroa Big Gamefish Clubrooms, situated over the waters edge in the township, have an outstanding display of fishing memorabilia and many fibreglass mounts of game fish.

Whangaroa is within easy reach of some of New Zealand's Finest fishing grounds including: - Ruahine Reef - Cavalli Islands

Whangaroa can provide fishers with a range of other species including:- Kingfish - Snapper - Kahawai - Trevally - Cod - Groper - John Dory.

Harbour Fishing from a Safe Small Boat is rewarding during the months of September to January when the Snappers enter the Harbour to spawn. But John Dory - Kahawai - Snapper (in smaller numbers) and Kingfish are present just about al year round

Contact Details

Telephone 64-9-405-0306

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This page was last updated: 06 November 2012

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