Whatipu Lodge and Campground


5 from 18 users.


Whatipu Road, Auckland, North Island.

(09) 811 8860





Located at the south-western coastal corner of the Waitakere Ranges, Whatip Lodge has been creating memories for more than a century. Staying at Whatip Lodge is a little like stepping back into a time when life was slower and unplugged. This paid campground offers compost toilets and cold showers. There are spacious grassed sites. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. Campers need to take all rubbish with them. Dogs are not permitted. There are no Eftpos facility available. Payments can be made by direct credit, visiting an ASB, cheque or cash.

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Lat: -37.039333 Lng: 174.506624

User Reviews



We stayed one night there, a couple days ago and it is by far my favorite place. It is stunning!! You are surrounded by nature and you've got everything you need. Compostable toilets, cold showers, a small hut to do your dishes or cook in here. Not so far there is a black and blue sand beach and you've got plenty of tracks around to have a walk. If you like birds, you'll see many on your way to the caves. The gravels road to go down is a bit of an adventure, but this paid Campground is definitely worth the price :)


Tasman Travels

Stayed here other week for two nights, couple of other vans. They do not accept anything longer than 7.5metres FYI, our Sprinter is 7m and the 5km windy, gravel road in was a little daunting, just take it slow, lights on and we beep before a tight bend. The camp is very basic, rundown in places, with drop loos and cold showers, we didn't use these though. The host Ursula is so lovely and knowledgable. You pay her cash on arrival, call ahead. The camp is set in a stunning area, 20 minute bushwalk to some caves, 20 min bushwalk to a stunning beach and lots of longer walks too. Absolutely recommend. We'll be back. If you're touring like us, find us on Instagram, @saltyskin



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