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Mangawhai Forest Camp

816 Ocean View Road, Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand
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Quiet location, Slipper Lake in Mangawhai Forest off Ocean View Road at Te Arai Point. Swimming, fishing, surfing. Bush walk, kayaking. Basic communal kitchen with fridge/freezer. Communal showers and flush toilets. Dogs with managers approval only. Tariff 12 per person per night, powered site 15


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  • 4th Mar, 2015

    Great Staff

    We came late just after 7 and gate was already closed, Mike came down and let us in anyways!
  • 11th Jan, 2015

    summer lovin

    Lovely natural wooded setting. Mike`s a lovely guy and good for a story, has the place well looked after. Will be back for sure
  • 1st Jan, 2015

    the above reviews are crap

    Stayed nearby for New Years and repetitious loud drumming music kept us up all night. Music continued past 7:50 am following morning.
  • 9th Dec, 2014

    great place for motorbikes

    good place to trail ya bike stay the nite. drink. have fun. we will be back
  • 1st Aug, 2014

    near the beach

    we stay two nights mike was nice big noisy bike like big harley woke us before the sun rose every morning
  • 16th Apr, 2014

    Thank you

    Came here just after Christmas two years ago, was the most fun I`d had all summer :) coming back this weekend for Easter! Lovely place, feels like home when you can bring ya dogs and motorbikes.
  • 28th Mar, 2014


    I absolutely LOVE this place, my husband and our friends have been coming here for years! We just love it, so many things to do and it`s away from all the hustle and bustle. Mike thank you for always being so welcoming and making sure we are having a good time! On a side note WELL DONE mike on saving that baby orca on the 27.3.14 I heard all about it! So awesome of all the locals who spent 5 hours re floating it, and yourself to have spotted the poor wee thing! :D
  • 23rd Mar, 2014

    Pine Forest and the beach

    Forest and the beach what more is there to need. Mike was friendly and helpful. Great to place to relax for a weekend
  • 3rd Feb, 2014

    My Favorite Place

    Every year for the last 11 years I have taken my horses and dog to camp here, just before Christmas. It is my favorite thing in the world to do and we are well looked after by Mike who is committed to improving the facilities and our stay each time. May New Zealand keep this magical gem for those of us that appreciate the very best life has to offer...Raw beauty, country hospitality and a sense of freedom. Thank you for making it happen.
  • 2nd Jan, 2014

    jo and family

    the gate was locked, we followed another family (that had been waiting for 1hr ) to tomorata lake (stayed for 5 nights for free). disappointed with the forest camp