Northland is currently in Orange under the COVID-19 Protection Framework | Bookings for the 2022/23 season will be open from 1 July 2022.

Protecting and enhancing our natural assets and open spaces

Kai Iwi Lakes Campground

The stunning Kai Iwi Lakes are one of New Zealand's best holiday spots to stay and play in. Nestled within the Taharoa Domain and 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 campgrounds located on the lake foreshore, both offering an ideal camping experience for tents, caravans or motorhomes.

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Enhancing our open spaces

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 five knots within 200 metres of the shore.

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.

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Pine Beach

Campsites, wash and shower facilities ($2 coin operated), flushing toilet blocks and playground.

A limited number of powered sites, at an extra charge that must be booked as per the other sites at the campground.

Promenade Point

A truly relaxed camping experience. There is a new toilet block, but please note there are 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.

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