Waikawau Bay Campsite

This spacious, family friendly, scenic campsite is nestled beside a stunning white sand beach. The untouched Waikawau Bay is a fabulous place to relax on the beach, fish, swim, kayak or explore.


Waikawau Bay is the largest DOC campsite. It is very popular over the summer months and Easter with families spanning generations, returning year after year. The campsite is fantastic for families, with around one third of all campers being children.

Waikawau Bay is an expansive campground with a capacity of 1,250 people. Number of unpowered/tent sites - 323 (maximum 5 per site) Number of powered sites - 21 in zone 4 (maximum 5 per site).

Non-power sites: Adult $13; child (5–17) $6.50, infants free

Power sites (Waikawau Bay DOC Camp only) : Adult $16.00; child $8.00, infants free

NZMCA DOC pass: Adult $3; child $1 (for powered sites)


Pack in Pack out with food scrap bins available for Composting, Worm farms and Bokashi


Minimum site fee (19 Dec–8 Feb inclusive): $26 non-powered; $32 powered

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Physical Address

96 Waikawau Beach Rd
Waikawau Bay

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