The 5 Best Camping Spots Around Auckland

The 5 Best Camping Spots Around Auckland
Jason Nockels

Written by Jason Nockels

Using a campervan to get around Auckland and the rest of New Zealand is a great idea, because you’ll have the freedom of moving around from place to place without the worry of having to reserve a bunch of hotels.  This list includes five of the best camping spots around Auckland that will be perfect for setting up your rented campervan.

Orua Bay Beach Motor Camp & Accommodation

Orua Bay Beach Motor Camp & Accommodation is probably one of the more spectacularly placed camps on this list since it is right on the beach.  You will enjoy your stay being able to get the most out of the beach when you’re relaxing.  This is a very reasonable priced place to stay that offers a kitchen, shower, toilet, and laundry amenities.  There is also a boat launch, fishing cleaning area, bait, BBQ, and a function room.  Plus, did we mention that it’s a short walk from the beach with no roads to cross?  You can’t get more scenic than this spot.

Manukau Holiday Park

Manukau Holiday Park is another great option for a place to camp around Auckland.  This campground offers a park feel as it has soft green grass and well-established trees to provide shade.  This is very conveniently located by the Auckland International Airport but is far enough away to give you the feeling of a relaxed environment.  They have a number of amenities that include dump stations for campervans, internet and television room, communal kitchen, laundry room, and BBQ.  They do allow pets with prior arrangements for those that enjoy traveling with their four-footed companions.  This campground may not be in walking distance to the beach, but it is within walking distance to the Botanic Gardens, Manukau Shopping, Rainbow’s End, and Vodafone Events Centre.  Plus, there is public transportation if you’d like to keep your campervan in place while catching a quick meal at one of the nearby restaurants.

Port Waikato Holiday Park

Port Waikato Holiday Park has four stars as a holiday park and motel from Qualmark along with the Bronze Enviro Award.  This is another campground that earns the name park the easy way with the park like setting offered.  Think of this as a great place to visit if you’re going to the games with family as it has a playground along with all the other amenities.  You can expect to find a kitchen, laundry, shower, television room, fish cleaning area, dump station, and places to park boats.  This park is located near the ocean, as you can take a three-minute walk over to the sand dunes or take a very short drive to Sunset Beach.      

Auckland North Shores Motel and Holiday Park

Auckland North Shores Motel and Holiday Park is a centrally located campground with a lot going for it.  You’re within driving distance of beaches, restaurants, The Albany Mega Centre, and many of the other attractions in Auckland.  There is an Internet kiosk, spa, indoor pool, play area, BBQ, communal kitchen, and bathrooms.  Some of their sites come with picnic tables.  This campground screams location, location, location when it comes to getting around the city without having to be in the city itself.

Orewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Orewa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is another stunning location for a campground that is located on the beach.  You are even able to choose from a site to park that is beachfront or standard.  If you are interested in the beachfront site, please remember that these tend to book up quickly and may be a bit more expensive than the standard sites.  There are a number of amenities that are available to you staying at this campground.  There is a kitchen, restroom facilities, boat ramp, laundry room, WiFi, Internet kiosk, playground, and more.  Plus, there are cafes and restaurants within walking distance of this campground.

This list offers some of the best campgrounds around Auckland for your travels, but there are plenty of other offerings that are excellent choices of places to stay.  The awesome thing about renting a campervan is that you’re not locked into a location.  If you don’t like your neighbours at the one campground, you’re able to check out other nearby campgrounds to find one that fits your needs better. Plan your trip with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!