About the Kuaotunu Campground

Open year round

Come and relax in this beautiful, fun and friendly environment. We are across the road from the beach. We have a variety of accommodation, motorhome and camping sites. 

All of our tent sites are grassed. 

Campground Rules


Campground Park Map

Site occupancy is limited 6 people and a single vehicle where parking is possible. Parking overflow is at the rear of the camp.

Camp History

November 1, 2007
Kuaotunu Motor Camp up for sale

The 30 year old privately owned campground is put up for sale. The owner had been there for 7 years. A property developer agrees to buy the campground with a conditional offer.

December 30, 2007
Meeting of regular campers

A meeting is held at the campground where it is proposed to buy the campground by forming a company with 90 shareholders. The chequebooks came out and deposits taken.

February 13, 2008
Kuaotunu Campground (2008) Ltd

Kuaotunu Campground (2008) Ltd is formed to purchase the campground. The property developer agrees to withdraw. The initial steering committee work through the legal, financial requirements and devise the capital framework.

July 5, 2008
Formal meeting held

Formal papers of offer, the company’s constitution and occupancy rights agreement and investment statements were laid before a meeting of the potential shareholders at the Gordonton Hall on Saturday 5th July, 2008. The outcome was to proceed with the scheme of raising the required capital and to purchase the camp.

October 31, 2008
Campground starts anew

Kuaotunu Campground is operated under its new ownership over summer 2008/2009. Contract Managers are in place.

April 12, 2009
First AGM

The first board is elected to replace the establishment committee.

Our Team


Our new Managers are Carol and Dave


Family oriented campground

Close to the beach


Playground for small children

Restrooms & Showers

Three facility blocks

Motorhome Dump Station


Swap any 9kg gas bottle

Campground shop

Snacks, ice cream, drinks, ice, bait (no tobacco or alcohol available)

Kitchen facilities

Block 1 Microwaves, Ovens, Hot Tap, Fridges, wash up Block 2 Hot Tap outside, wash up Block 3 Microwave, Fridge, wash up BBQ's Block 1 and Freezer

Boating facilities

Boat wash and Boat park

Wireless Internet

We have 5 WiFi antennas (more planned) providing coverage to allow you to remain “connected” via our Rural Broadband

Frequently Asked Questions

The nearest grocery store is located in Kuaotunu. The nearest supermarket is in Whitianga. Our campground store has a limited selection of snacks, groceries and supplies for your convenience.

TCDC (local Council) stipulates 6 persons per site.

Dogs are not permitted within the camp from the 20th December until the end of Waitangi Day or on public holiday weekends (including Easter). At all other times dogs must be contained within the site boundary.  Only one dog per site is permitted. When moving through the camp dogs must be on a lead and the owner must carry a pooper scooper and a plastic bag. Dogs must be registered with the manager and their council registration recorded. Refusal of the entry of any dog to the camp at any time will be at the manager’s discretion.

A small charge is made for WiFi and there is a cap to the amount downloaded. The internet service to the camp is Rural Broadband is subject to slow down and interruption. WiFi should be adequate in most areas of the camp to keep in contact with the outside world – not for streaming videos.