“Kiwi camping as it should be!”
Whangateau Holiday Park is a tranquil award-winning waterfront campground ideal for family holidays in a tent or caravan, or as a restful stopover on your campervan or motor home adventure on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. We have more than 80 waterfront and standard powered sites, and a number of cabins, units and onsite caravans – all great value for money. Immaculately clean facilities and boat launching at high tide let you enjoy the surroundings, while your hosts Bridget and Stan help ensure that your holiday experience is everything you would expect and more. Stay at Whangateau and enjoy safe swimming and everything that the Matakana and Kowhai Coast area has to offer: the white sand of Omaha Beach, snorkelling and diving in the pristine waters of the Goat Island marine reserve, historic Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf, bountiful fishing, sailing and the attractions of Point Wells, Leigh, Pakiri and Matheson Bay, including wine tasting, golf and all kinds of water sports.
Well-kept council-operated campground suitable for families with a high-density look and feel. All sites are powered and a good 8x10m but the lamps on the posts stay on all night, which makes it hard to sleep. We had to cover the tent with an extra tarpaulin to try to block it out. The camp does not enforce the legal minimum of 3m minimum spacing between tents and the lamps would be unnecessary if they did as you could turn walk around without tripping over guy lines.
There is ample kitchen and sanitary capacity for all your needs, including gas and charcoal BBQs and lots of refrigeration space, and the kitchen, toilets, playground and showers must all be only months old. There is no additional charge for the showers but they shut off at 10pm sharp, lights and all, which is weird and a health and safety risk). I hear the rather tired-looking caravans are also in for replacement. Overall these facilities are spic and span with a combination of sensible design, attentive cleaners and families being responsible users. Water pools in one of the showers as it has not been finished with an even gradient.
Quiet time is early at 10pm but the lack of trees means you will be awoken early if sleeping in a tent. There is a sports field at the end of the camp with several wee sandy nooks at the water’s edge for late conversation.
The staff are professional and helpful. The on-site shop has lots of basics, ice creams, water cooler and an automatic coffee machine.
The estuary is tidal and not too deep and you can wade to the island at most times.
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Whangateau Holiday Park
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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