Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite...

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Te Paki Recreation Reserve, Cape Reinga


57 Rankers Reviews

29 Face-to-Face

10 Kaitaia


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This is the perfect place to go fishing and swimming! The Kapowairua Camping Ground is situated close to the beach and the lagoon.


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North IslandNorthlandKaitaia


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 55.

Sarah Coughlan's avatar

Sarah Coughlan

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning location. 15 km gravel Road in.
Not direct beach front but a short walk in to a huge stretch of sandy White Beach. Access from here to outstanding headland walks, views even across to Cape Reinga.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Robo's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot great beach.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Adam's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Awesome spacious campsite even on Christmas Eve. Beautiful scenery of mountains, ocean and horses. Facilities were basic but at a good standard....cold showers and drop toilets.

Downside was the midgies (sandflies) but still totally worth it.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Marie's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place. Short way to the beach and a river. 13$ per adult, 6.50$ per child. Toilets were ok. Showers and taps were dirty. But the location makes it all up!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Feija's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful campsite! The rock near the hill looks like a head or something.. Very nice!

One thing.. Watch out for the hundreds of mosquitos!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Lidia's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous spot. Plenty of space, very tidy.
Cold running water. Clean toilets.
Amazing beach.
Perfect place for relaxing time.
$13 per person.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Simon Mehana.'s avatar

Simon Mehana.

Ranking: 10/10

A really great place as always, the scenery was as unique as it was a full blown photo. The hosts, Kitty and her daughters were really marvelous. The cold showers were one sure way of waking you up to a crisp and beautiful day. Highly recommend Kapowairua to other campers. I remember my dad took us there as he is locally from TeHapua. Thank you to DOC and the hosts for a lovely easter weekend retreat.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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jennifer guertler


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice and beautiful beach, closed to the campingsite (3 minutes walk). Be careful of some sandflies at the campsite, not on the beach. Toilets and showers are clean. Apart from the sandflies, the place is highly recommended: view of wild horses, around it all is green, fine sandy beach, few surfers and fishermen (end of March). Note: If you see jellyfish on the beach with blue threads, do not go into the water! We inquired, they are 'poisonous' they are burning. But is rarely the case, depending on how the flow from Australia.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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