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We list below some of the main local attractions all within an easy drive of our campsite

- something to keep you and the family happy even in the rare event of bad weather!

Karikari Peninsula

This beautiful area in the far north of New Zealand is a playground for those who just love beaches and is perfect for young families or fishermen. Each beach or bay has its own distinct personality and special character.

These vary from sheltered bays with fine white sand, such as Matai Bay and Rangiputa, to rugged rocky coastline with pounding surf. Tokerau Beach is perfect for kite surfing and sand yachting and for wave surfing when the wind and tides are right.

Or you can just relax and soak up the sun in this subtropical paradise.


Diving and snorkelling in Doubtless Bay is excellent yet still relatively unknown and exclusive. The local skippers know the top spots and can take you to them. Collect mussels, scallops and, of course, crayfish. .

A to Z Diving


Carrington Club

Whangaroa Golf Club (

located 15 kilometres east of Doubtless Bay on State Highway 10

Kaitaia Golf Club

located at Ahipara at the bottom of Ninety Mile Beach


Enjoy fishing Doubtless Bay from Tokerau Beach, Rangiputa or Mangonui in fully equipped, safe boats. Catch some of the many species found in this beautiful bay.

Freespool Fishing Charters

Kite Surfing

Tokerau Beach or Rangiputa Beach are perfect for kite surfing and one of the world's leading schools is based here in summer

Airzone Kitesurfing School

Water Cowboys

Locally based on the peninsula, Water Cowboys provide boat charter, fun tours, BBQ, Beach Picnics, fishing, snorkelling, diving, spear fishing, and tuition in stand-up paddleboarding and surfing.

Snapa Slapa

Also locally based in Whatuwhiwhi, enjoy fine in-shore fishing and diving in Doubtless Bay, Whangaroa and Rangaunu Harbours with your skipper, Pete Wright.

We specialise in soft-baiting for snapper as well as traditional stray-line fishing.

KariKari Kayaking

Kayak and Wetsuit hire close to the motorcamp

Phone Nick on:

09 408 7575

Mob 0210 2798586


Butler Point Whaling Museum and Historic Homestead

Butler Point is a privately owned 26 hectare property at Hihi - across the harbour from Mangonui. Butler Point is notable for its association with the early history of the Far North. On the property are a Whaling Museum, acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive private museums of its kind in New Zealand; Butler House, the residence of Captain William Butler built in 1847; and Gardens of exotic and native flora, including extensive stands of ancient pohutukawa trees.

Please note that Butler Point is open to the public by appointment only.

Butler Point Whaling Museum and Historic Homestead

Ancient Kauri Kingdom

Situated just north of Kaitaia, about 20 minutes drive from the campground, is this large showroom of Kauri craftsmanship where you can stroll around the many beautiful examples of what can be made from this ancient wood.  Well worth a visit.

Gumdiggers Park

Discover the history of The Far North and the gum digging revolution that shaped the landscape, the people and the local industries of our past as well as our modern day lives. View the maze of giant gum holes that reveal extraordinary kauri trees from prehistoric times and explore the mystery that caused the destruction of these ancient forests. Situated about 45 kilometres west of Tokerau Beach, off State Highway 1, Gumdiggers Park is a four minute detour off the main route to Cape Reinga.

Gumdiggers Park

Matthews Vintage Collection

Located at Aurere, a few kilometres east of Inland Road on State Highway 10, experience a unique opportunity to view a privately-owned collection of vintage cars and machinery used in farming dating back to the early 1900s. Accumulated and restored by an avid vintage enthusiast over the last 40 years and covering over 1100 square metres of display area, there is a wide range of tractors, stationary engines, vintage cars and pioneer farm and domestic equipment.

Matthews Vintage Collection

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