Welcome To Kai Iwi Lakes Campground

Important Notice

Notice Of Pest Control Opertaion


From 2nd October - 15th November 2019, contractors employed by Northland Regional Council will be carrying out a possum control operation at the Taharoa Domain (Kai Iwi Lakes) using vertebrate toxics agents (Cholecalciferol in baitstations). Some areas of the domain will be closed to the public, however, day visitor and camping facilities still are available.

It's a possum and rat control operation and 'may be closed'

This work is being undertaken with approval from Northland District Health Board, Taharoa Domain Governance Committee and Kaipara District Council.

For enquires contact Northland Regional Council on 0800 002 004

Kai Iwi Lakes Campground

The Kai Iwi Lakes nestled within the Taharoa Domain, are one of New Zealand's best holiday spots to stay and play in. Only three hours from Auckland, 35 kilometres from Dargaville. The Lakes sit amongst 538 hectares of premier recreation reserve with white sand, freshwater dune lakes that are renowned for their jewel-like beauty and clear waters.

Perfect for a wonderful camping experience with the choice of two camp grounds located on the lake foreshore, both offering an ideal camping experience for tents, caravans or motorhomes.

Pine Beach

Campsites, wash and shower facilities, two flushing toilet blocks, and playground.

In the summer there are seasonal services including a mobile shop, and camp staff are on site.

A limited number of powered sites, at an extra charge of $10 per night that must be booked as per the other sites at the camp ground.

Promenade Point

A truly relaxed kiwiana camping experience: camping areas, new toilet block. No shower facilities.

No Pets

Because we want to protect our native wildlife, we have a strict no-pets policy. We hope you’ll understand.

The Taharoa Domain reserve's beautiful crystal clear Kai Iwi Lakes are ideal for safe swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating and water skiing.

Normal Maritime Rules apply on all waterways - under those rules boats are restricted to a speed of no more than 5 knots within 200 metres of the shore.

Map of restricted area

Explore and enjoy bush and open country walking tracks. The native wildlife and revegetation programme make this a premier Northland reserve close to surf beaches, Waipoua Forest and other Kauri Coast and Northland attractions.

Pine Beach Campground

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Pine Beach Campground is on the eastern side beachfront of Lake Taharoa and offers campers a real kiwi camping experience mixed with some of the comforts of home. Great for tents, caravans or motorhomes.

  • Flushable toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Drinking water
  • WIFI
  • On site shop over the peak summer period
  • Ice available from Pine Beach office.
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Promenade Point Campground

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Promenade Point Campground, on the western side beachfront of Lake Taharoa, provides a taste of a back-to-nature kiwi camping experience for tents, caravans or motorhomes.

  • Flushable toilets
  • Drinking water
  • On site shop over the peak summer period at Pine Beach
  • Campground
  • Ice available from the Pine Beach office
View More Details & Book Your Holiday

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