Welcome to the best family camp in Northland!

DISCLAIMER:

The current survey, Campers’ Survey 2018 – Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park, that has been sent out is not authorised by the Board or Manager of Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park.

The Board is confident that this camping ground will have constant renewal of assets for the benefit of the campers.

The Board also will be engaging new government and officials (DOC) on further camp development.

Please feel free to email us your ideas and thoughts at ruakakacamp@outlook.com.

Phil Halse
Chairperson
Ruakaka Reserve Board

Our camp is situated on the Ruakaka estuary entering the sea. It is very clean, friendly and family orientated in park-like grounds, situated on 13ha of peninsular. It’s one of the largest camp sites in New Zealand with 264 power sites, 80 non-powered sites and 9 backpacker cabins. A number of sites offer stunning views of the estuary and sea views, some with the water right at the edge of your site.

We are halfway between Auckland and the Bay of Islands (134 km north of Auckland and 32km south east of Whangarei). The perfect place to stop as we are only seconds from SH1. 

Safe estuary for swimming and kayaking with a surf beach within short walking distance. The surf beach is patrolled over the summer period.

Ruakaka Town Centre is only 4km away and includes a supermarket and a variety of smaller specialty stores. Oasis Dairy backs onto our holiday park which provides most conveniences you require.

Marsden Cove Marina, located at Marsden Bay, is a short drive from the holiday park where you can launch your boat safely with easy access to the harbour or ocean for fishing and other water activities. 

 

Holiday Season

PLEASE BE AWARE there is a TOTAL fire ban within the Ruakaka area, this includes fireworks.
PLEASE BE AWARE there is a TOTAL fire ban within the Ruakaka area, this includes fireworks.

Our holiday park is open all year round but it is highly recommended to book in advance from Christmas to mid-January as we are almost always booked out; however the best time for sunny weather in recent times occurs from mid January through April when bookings are more readily available. Although the summer is a busy time you will still find we have plenty of space for your family to come and enjoy the company of other campers and enjoy our outdoor environment.

During the quieter months is a lovely time to relax and enjoy the tranquility listening to the sea and birds. In this quieter period you will be able to choose your own site as close to the water as you wish to take full advantage of the beautiful sea views.

Our Facilities

Modern Amenities
Generous Kitchens
Full Laundry
Covered Safe Playground

Within the holiday park you will find a tennis court, playground, volleyball area and large grass areas for all your family activities.

Our amenities blocks include kitchens, laundry, hot showers and toilets. Disabled bathroom facilities are available on request. 

Our kitchens are available to all campers and contain sinks with hot and cold water, hot plates, small ovens, microwaves, toasters, hot water zips, fridges, freezers, tables and chairs. 

Showers require tokens to operate which are available for purchase at the office.

Our laundries contain washers and driers which are coin operated.

We have a designated boat parking area, boat wash area and fish cleaning facilities.

 

Our Cabins

The following prices are effective 1st July 2017

Small Cabin

Sleeps 2 $65.00

Small Cabins

Our 5 Small cabins are basic rooms, side by side. Each cabin is one small room, 2 cabins have 2 single beds and 3 cabins have a double bed. Both layouts also consist of fridge, jug and toaster. All beds in the cabins are made with a fitted bottom sheet and pillows with covers. Campers are required to supply their own linen, cooking and eating utensils.

Communal toilets, showers, kitchen and laundry are nearby.

Campers are welcome to bring their own gazebo, outdoor table and chairs and gas BBQ to be used within their area outside the cabin.

Family Cabin

Sleeps 2 adults 2 children $95.00

Family Cabins

Our 3 Family cabins are basic rooms, side by side. Each cabin is one large room which consists of 2 double beds with single bunks on top, fridge, jug, toaster and a small table and chairs.

All beds in the cabins are made with a fitted bottom sheet and pillows with covers. Campers are required to supply their own linen, cooking and eating utensils.

Communal toilets, showers, kitchen and laundry are nearby.

Campers are welcome to bring their own gazebo, outdoor table and chairs and gas BBQ to be used within their area outside the cabin.

Kitchen Cabin

Sleeps 2 adults $105.00

Kitchen Cabin

The Kitchen Cabin consists of 2 rooms, one containing a sofa, kitchenette with small oven/hot plate, fridge/freezer and microwave, cooking and eating utensils included.

The second room contains a double bed with all linen provided.

A large sunny deck with outdoor table and chairs is accessible from both rooms.

This cabin has limited water views overlooking Camp 3, 4 and 6.

Toilets and showers are on the same ground level and close by. 

 

Linen Hire

Per Bed/Stay

Shower Tokens

5 Mins Hot Water $0.60c

Laundry

Washers & Dryers

Camp Sites

The following prices are effective 1st July 2017

Powered Site

2 People from $40.00

Tent Site

2 People $35.00

Extra Adult

16 years and over $15.00

Extra Child

5-15 Years each $6.50

Pre-School

0 – 4 Years FREE

Camp 1

Camp 1 is the first camp site you come into when coming to Ruakaka Bach Holiday Park. It is one of the most sheltered camping areas within the 13Ha of reserve peninsular that is our Holiday Park. This area is the home of the historic Clapham Hall, moved to the camp site in 1956.

Camp 1 has 58 powered sites, most of which are suitable for both tents and caravans. The nearest amenities block is Camp 5, please refer to map. During the peak period a small toilet block near the playground is also open.

There is a tennis court situated in the middle of Camp 1 which is available for use by all campers. Camp 1 is also very close to the playground.

Another feature of the camp is the closeness of the fish cleaning, boat parking and washing facilities.

Camp 2

Camp 2 is the original Ruakaka Camp. In the middle of the last century campers came from far and wide to Ruakaka to camp and then the only access would be to cross the estuary at low tide and set up their tents in what is now Camp 2. No other camps existed. Today Camp 2 campers enjoy modernised facilities, not like those back then. 

Today the camp has a main amenities block whcsh includes a kitchen, laundry, showers and toilets. There are also several small toilet and shower facilities close by.

A favourite with all the kids, young and old “The Jetty” where many a “kid” has enjoyed their summer holidays swimming and canoeing and just exploring the Ruakaka estuary. This is part of the original walking bridge to access the camp.

Camp 2 has a total of 41 powered sites which are suitable for both caravans and tents.

Camp 3

Camp 3 is the longest camp and has 59 powered sites, most of which are suitable for both tents and caravans.

The peninsular point of Camp 3 is a favourite for weddings and other celebrations due to its stunning water views. 

Camp 3 runs down the centre of camp so it has close access to all amenities and facilities.

The bottom end of Camp 3 is close to the playground and volleyball area.

Camp 4

Most sites in Camp 4 have stunning views of the estuary and sea with many entries to the sand and water.

There are 45 powered sites in this area, most of which are suitable for both caravans and tents.

Camp 4 has a main amenities block consisting of kitchen, laundry, toilets and showers. This block also has a disabled bathroom available on request.

Camp 5

Camp 5 is our smallest camp area, consisting of 14 powered sites, but is in a very desirable central location as it is close to the playground, volleyball area, tennis court and a main amenities block. 

Some sites in this area have sea views overlooking Camp 3, 4 and 6. 

Camp 5 is situated on the top of a hill with the cabins close by at the bottom. This is ideal for family and friend groups which require some members in cabins.

The main amenities block in Camp 5 consists of kitchen, laundry, showers and toilets. 

Camp 6

Camp 6 is our most popular non-powered area and consists of 38 sites. This area is a favourite for families in tents all year round due to the large grass area ideal for family games. Caravans who do not require power are also welcome in this area.

This area has easy access to both the playground and the estuary including the beach.

Camp 6 is situated in a central area between 3 large amenities blocks – Camp 4, Camp 5 and Camp 8.

Camp 7

Camp 7 consists of 30 sites – 28 non-powered and 2 powered. The powered sites in this area are numbers 29 and 30.

This camp area is most suitable for families and friends in tents. It is close to 3 main amenities blocks – Camp 4, Camp 5 and Camp 8.

Both the playground and estuary are easily accessible from this area as well as easy walking access to the beach and surf club.

Camp 8

This is our newest area in camp and consists of 20 non-powered sites suitable for tents. 

With a new amenities block consisting of kitchen. laundry, showers, toilets and a large outdoor deck it is quickly becoming a favourite spot for many returning campers. 

Camp 8 also has a disabled bathroom available on request. 

There is easy access to the estuary and a short walk to the surf beach from this area in camp.

Camp 9

Camp 9 was originally part of Camp 5. It consists of 30 sites – 19 powered and 11 non-powered. The first 8 powered sites are along the entrance road alongside the cabins. These sites are more suited to families with no children.

The remaining sites wrap around the end and back of our boat park area, these sites are in a quieter area of camp due to less car movement past sites. The non-powered sites are sites 11 – 21.

Many boat owners choose this area due to closeness and convenience of boat parking.

Camp 9 is close to 2 main amenities blocks – Camp 5 and Camp 8.

Site Set-up

All caravans/tents (including awnings must be positioned inside the dotted lines to give a 3m gap between sites. Only 1 campervan or 1 caravan & awning per site. Caravan draw bar must face towards road. Tent walls must be within dotted line area. Ropes may go out to site boundary lines. Campervans must park parallel to dotted line, facing the front or back of the site
Sites are 5m wide x 8m deep inside dotted line area.

Site Setup 1

PLEASE NOTE: Management reserves the right to refuse admission and to remove from the campground any person who in their opinion does not conduct themselves in a decent and reasonable manner. If any of these rules or Health & Safety & Fire Regulations are breached, you may be required to leave the park without a refund. Any violence, possession of drugs, excessive consumption of alcohol causing nuisance will result in eviction.

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Camp General Meeting Minutes & Financials

The information below will give you some indication of the day to day running costs associated with the camp.

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