This privately managed camp ground offers you a remote style of camping in native bush alongside the Wentworth River with wildlife surrounds. Peace and security provided by permanent on site managers.

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474 Wentworth Valley Road, Whangamata

Wentworth Valley Campground

Set in a serene bushland environment surrounded by regenerating native forest and nestled adjacent to the Wentworth River. A number of walks start at the campground and includes mines, waterfalls and extensive views of the Coromandel ranges.

The swimming holes in the Wentworth River are very popular during the summer period and a nice way to relax after a day at the beach.

There is a choice of camp sites including secluded alcoves with plenty of shade and open areas for games and children.



ADULT - Unpowered $15 to $20 each
ADULT - Powered $18 to $21 each
Return email to book.
Bring your own compliant camping cord.
KIDS 5 - 17 years $7.50 each
Must be accompanied by a parent for kids’ rate.
HOT SHOWERS $2 coin for 5 minutes
Bookings required for the following dates:

(please complete the booking enquiry form, link below)

AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY – 25th January to 29th January 2024

WAITANGI WEEKEND – 1st February to 6th February 2024

BEACH HOP - 19th March to 24th March 2024

EASTER – 28th March to 1st April 2024

Outside of these dates you are welcome to turn up WITHOUT a booking (unless you need a powered site – complete booking enquiry form, link below).

Once the main campground is fully booked, we have plenty of space available in the extended area of which is serviced by Port-a-loos and hot/cold showers.

Booking Enquiry Form


Upon arrival, stop at the office to register. If the office is not open at the time of your arrival, please be prepared with cash, so you can self-register.

  • Check in after 11am.
  • Check out before 10am.
    (when it is not peak dates as above check out time is relaxed to before 1pm).
  • No open fires or charcoal barbecues but you are welcome to bring your own gas or butane cookers.
  • Pack out what you pack in (NO RUBBISH BINS ONSITE).
  • Powered sites need to be booked and can be done by return email. 
  • Unpowered you are welcome to turn up at any time APART from the dates excluded above. Bookings for dates in the excluded list above can be made by return email.


  • Food preparation and cleaning areas
  • Gas BBQ's
  • Fresh water supply
  • Long-drop toilets
  • Hot and cold showers
  • Powered camper van sites
  • Native bush walks
  • Walk to the waterfall
  • Freshwater swimming in the river
  • Dogs welcome
  • Check out the glowworms and eels
  • Enjoy the stars, on a clear night they are amazing!


Wentworth Valley Road, off Port Road. 1.8 km south of Whangamata.
5kms along gravel road, over the ford and turn right at driveway at end of road.


At the turn of last century the valley was home to around 300 gold miners and their families. Many relics of these pioneering days are still found in the area. Prior to the gold mining days the Kauri loggers and Gum Diggers worked these valleys. The old Telegraph line from Wellington also crossed the Coromandel Range at this point. The line was diverted up the coast due to the Maori Wars in the Waikato, 1845 to 1872.

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