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Camp Waipu Cove



Camp Waipu Cove has three large amenities blocks, each of which includes kitchen, covered outdoor dining, shower, toilet and laundry facilities. All are wheelchair accessible, and we also have a baby change/bath room and separate accessible WC and shower rooms – please ask for the key to these on arrival. 

Kitchen & Dining

Our three large camp kitchens are well-equipped with fridges, freezers, gas hobs, electric ovens, microwaves, toasters, boiling water and plenty of food preparation / washing up space. Enjoy your meal in one of our covered outdoor dining areas, or eat al fresco on the beach or reserve right next door.


Two free electric BBQs are located outside each of the kitchens within the campground; with another two on the day reserve at the southern end of the campground (this public area is also maintained by Camp Waipu Cove). Please leave BBQs safe and clean for the next user.


Each of our three ablutions blocks includes a 24-hour self-serve laundry with washing tubs, coin-operated washing machines ($2 for cold and $4 for hot wash) and dryers ($2 per cycle). Washing powder ($2) is available in the middle block and there are also outdoor washing lines provided for guest use.

Showers & Toilets

There are five toilet blocks and three shower blocks at Camp Waipu Cove, so wherever your site or cabin is, you’ll never have to walk too far. Showers require a 50c coin for hot water; and we also have refreshing outdoor showers around the campground – perfect for cleaning sandy feet or cooling off on a hot day!

Accessible & Baby Facilities

Two of our ablutions blocks include separate accessible WC and shower rooms, and in the third we have a baby change room with a baby bath – please ask for the key to these on arrival.


Our beautiful Waipu Cove Beach and the surrounding area provide hours of entertainment for visitors, whether you like swimming, surfing, boating, walking or just relaxing in the sun. And, when you’ve finished exploring the beach and local attractions, there is more entertainment back at the campground.

TV & All Weather Room

A great place to relax when the weather isn't so great! 50-inch TV with Sky, internet terminals, plus a selection of books, toys and games for young and old. No food or drinks allowed.

Tennis Court

It’s not just a tennis court – with its multipurpose sports surface and movable net, the courts can also be used for a friendly game of basketball, netball or soccer (sorry, no bikes, scooters or skateboards). The court is free to use for guests of Camp Waipu Cove – just book in at the office. Bookings are available in half hour slots, up to 1 ½ hours, from 9am to 8pm daily. And, if you didn’t bring your racquet, we have some for loan at the office.


WiFi (ADSL 2) is available throughout the campground – purchase your User name and Password at Reception or via your credit/debit card online. If you don’t have your own device, there is a terminal available for guests in our TV/All Weather Room.

Children’s Playground

There are two great playgrounds and a spring-free trampoline situated within the campground – hours of use are 7:30am to 9pm daily.

Local Shops & Services

Waipu Cove General Store – Dairy + Fish & Chips

The Waipu Cove General Store is just 100m from Camp Waipu Cove. At this traditional seaside dairy, you can buy everything from fruit and vegetables to hot fish and chips. The General Store also sells fresh bread, milk and other grocery items, along with cold drinks, ice creams, potato chips etc. Open 7 days – 7:30am–6pm year round and 7am–8pm over summer.


A card phone is situated in front of the Waipu Cove General Store.

The Cove Café, Bar & Restaurant

Stroll across the road to The Cove Café, bar and restaurant and enjoy a great selection of food and beverages – dine in or take away. Open 9am–9pm Thursday to Monday year round and 8am–late every day over summer.

Waipu Village

Just 10 minutes’ drive from the campground is the small village of Waipu, where you will find a Four Square store (small supermarket), Butcher, Chemist, Hardware store, Post Shop, Petrol station and a variety of restaurants, cafes and other interesting stores for browsing.