New Zealand Camping - North Island: Auckland (Omana Regional Park)

New Zealand Camping Auckland - Omana Regional Park

ADDRESS / TEL / GPS coordinates:

Omana Beach

Whitford Maraetai Coast Road

42km from Auckland (just outside Maraetai)

North Island

New Zealand

36.8801S 175.0218E


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WHAT MAKES IT REAL?

LOCATION...

NZ Camping Auckland - view from Omana Regional Park


This is a really lovely cliff top camp ground, only 40 minutes (42 km) from downtown Auckland, but it feels a million miles away.

The camp ground is on a headland looking over a shell beach, with distant views of Auckland.

The coastal drive from Omana Beach to Clevedon and then onto Miranda is really beautiful.


New Zealand Camping Auckland - Omana Regional Park


Camping with children? This is a good campground if you are camping with kids...there is plenty of space for them to run about, the beach has really safe swimming at high tide and at low tide they can explore the rock pools. There is a kid’s playground and a petting farm attached to the camp ground.

To get into Omana Camp ground:

  • Follow the main road through the park to the locked gate beside the playground opened by the combination lock (you get the code for the lock from the ranger office, which is on your left as you enter the park. After entering the code, you need to squeeze the padlock together before it will release).
  • Then continue along the road to next gate (unlocked), which is the entrance to the camp ground.

Free camping - If the camp ground is full or the ranger office is closed:

  • Self-contained campervans can stay in the parking area for 1 night for free

PRICE:

$12 per adult, $6 per child (5-17 years old), under 5’s are free

SIZE:

100 people

(There are no specific campsites marked out. The amount of people is restricted due to Council regulations about the number of people to the number of toilets)

OPENING TIMES:

All year

HOW TO BOOK:

First come first served or reserve a site by calling Auckland Regional Parks Council on (09) 366 2000 or online www.arc.govt.nz (you can book up to 6 months in advance)

NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU CAN STAY:

7 nights

New Zealand Camping Auckland - Omana Regional Park

FACILITIES:

  • Grass area, with no designated sites
  • Vault/long drop/compost toilets
  • Sinks
  • Shower (cold, outdoors)
  • Drinking water
  • BBQ/grill plate (in the picnic area, before you enter the camp ground - you have to book these in the same way you book the camp ground)
  • Picnic tables/benches (just a few)
  • Ranger office
  • Boat ramp (in the neighbouring town of Maraetai)

Note: No campfires.

PETS ALLOWED?

No

ROAD SURFACE:

Tarmac

ROAD SURFACE IN CAMPGROUND:

Tarmac

ACTIVITIES:

  • Hiking (coastal perimeter walk - 1 hour, farm walk - 15 minutes)
  • Petting farm
  • Kid’s playground
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Beach
  • Scenic drive


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