Take a day trip from Auckland City out to Tunnel Point campground between Karekare and Whatipu.
This is a 20-30 minute trek through the Pohutakawa Glade at Karekare, heading south along the beach, then following the old benched railway line. You walk through the tunnel to reach a gorgeous secluded spot amongst dune wetlands and towering coastal cliffs. There is a composting toilet and plenty of flat area to pitch a tent or just have a picnic. This is a great day walk where you see Auckland’s West Coast at it’s very best.
Visit Auckland Council for further details regarding camping fees.