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Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel

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Ohawini Road, Oakura 0184 New Zealand
Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel
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L0ve2Travel002 wrote a review Oct 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions5 helpful votes
Firstly the location is beyond spectacular! What a beautiful little piece of paradise. Excellent and clean facilities. Pet friendly which makes this place that more special. Thanks to the owner Robynne, super accommodating. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Discover07870741542 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Excellent camp ground great facilities and awesome owners safe swimming. Lovely sandy beach . Great little shop that has everything you need to enjoy your stay, with excellent coffee. Also have fully equipped motels and cabins
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Jet51750227692 wrote a review Mar 2023
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The woman in the the office was rude when we checked in. She needs to work on her customer service skills and she isn't a very approachable person. The place is run down! I flipped our blanket to find grass and a couple of stray hair on the sheet. Thankful we took our own bedding. The cabins need some work. We stayed in cabin 5 and we had family in another cabin. We originally wanted a motel room there but we're told none were available. They are outdated. The sink was blocked and they already know that because there's a plunger under the sink. There were cob webs in and outside the cabins. My son was to scared to sleep on the top bunk because of the big 🕷️ and cob webs. I got rid of the cobwebs so he would sleep in his bed. The deck on one side looks like it might collapse. Only 3 of the 4 showers were working. The disabled shower is broken and you had to hold the shower head as it has nothing to hang on. The distance from the cabins to the bathroom and kitchen is a little far (we already knew this). The kitchen could do with a deep clean. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Whangaruru is a beautiful place and has a lot of beauty to be seen just not this camp grounds.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Natalie wrote a review Jan 2022
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Went to help some friends set up and they tried to charge us $5 per person just to visit. Shockingly rude and abusive staff. Some of them clearly have anger issues. Definitely will not be coming back. Do not recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chris wrote a review Jan 2022
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What rude and awful staff. Especially the receptionist. Tried charging us $5 each to help our friends setup, very greedy obviously. Do not recommend. Nice location but the office lady is extremely rude
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Beth P wrote a review Mar 2021
Kerikeri, New Zealand34 contributions10 helpful votes
Drove down to the beachfront with kayaks and saw that there was nowhere to park - however for $5 we could park in the camp ground. So off I went with my $5 and asked to park for a few hours. Well oh dear... The woman at the office looked at me as if I was a worm that had crawled up to her door. She snatched my money and told me to park "at the back out of the way" Her general demeanor meant I felt very unwelcome and wondering why they were offering parking when it seemed to upset them so much. Would not come back and have found somewhere else to park next time. :(
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Robynne Cooper, Owner at Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Sorry you had this experience. I have NO idea who was in the office when you came in. At "Off Peak Season" non campers are welcome to park in the camp.
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mikebutcher2016 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand28 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a cabin in this lovely absolute beachfront camp site. The cabin was simple but had everything we needed or expected, including a magnificent view of the sea. Shared facilities were well maintained and clean. We just swam and walked, but the area is clearly a magnet for people wanting to boat and fish. A week here would be perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Robynne Cooper, Owner at Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Thanks very much for your feedback. Welcome to come back for that week anytime.
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Woodinio wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, NZ286 contributions111 helpful votes
This is a beautiful part of the world, and the camp is literally road-end -exclusy and secluded end of BOI. Hence I was AMAZED by the price (5nights, unpowered site $110) AND the showers were free. I stayed the first few nights up the gully- quieter, subtle and removed from the family encampments en mase. The noises of the grazing aminals and ruru (moreporks) the only disturbances. My last couple of days I moved to dress circle and beach front -louder sea sounds, no ruru. Whole different vibe too. Both fabulous. The staff - extended whanau- were ever present and helpful. Kitchens and bathrooms are fantastically clean- staff always milling round. Theres clear, simple multi-stream recycling (bonus points!) Was somewhat horrifically busy over the stat day holidays, but off peak its quiet, personal and adoring. I will return, and I will recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Closest to the sea surely, Shirley!
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Response from Robynne Cooper, Owner at Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the lovely feedback.
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Josie A wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed in Apt 2 for four days. Was really lovely to relax and unwind. Very friendly Staff and helpful. Had all the essentials a bit outdated and needs refurbishment but that did not stop me from enjoying my holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Apartments have kitchenettes. Fabulous views.
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Responded 8 Mar 2021
Thanks for your feedback, hope to see you again one day.
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Robyn K wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand129 contributions60 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of the TA walk, in an on-site van. Was nice not to have to set up the tent. Friendly and helpful staff and a coffee shop!!, although not open in the morning for us early start people. Facilities were nice and clean. Very family friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 8 Mar 2021
Thanks for the positive feedback. Hope to see you again one day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel?
Nearby attractions include Horse Treks at The Farm (6.2 km).
Is parking available at Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Whangaruru Beachfront Camp & Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.