Only 40 odd k’s from the centre of Auckland is the fantastic west coast surf beach called Muriwai and directly behind the dunes is a raised campground.
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Being so close to Auckland it is super handy if you’re not looking at doing any serious miles and it feels like you’re miles away.
I checked in during the week as they have a minimum of $46.00 during the weekend. It was just $23 for 1 during the week. I wondered about the wisdom of doing this as a lot of people in Motorhomes do travel on their own and now there are no international tourists, it is excluding a large section of those travelling.
The campground is leased from the council and about 4 years ago, the council demolished the old tin shed toilets and showers etc and built brand new concrete and really upmarket new buildings.
I tried out the shower and all it has is a push button which once pressed, the shower delivers the perfect pressure and temperature and automatically turns off afterwards. You can turn it off earlier I’m told by simply pressing the button again… very smart… and super clean.
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While I was there, there were dozens of young people catching waves and enjoying the surf.
Muriwai goes for miles so if its a walk you’re after, there is plenty of scope for that too! I was impressed with the camp, its facilities and the friendly hosts.
A nice spot and if you like the beach, the perfect place for a long weekend.