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Camping at Ruakaka Beach | Licenced To Retire
With the tour of the Heritage NZ sites completed we wanted to catch up with Aileen and Stewart who we had met in the South Island and who we knew were staying at the Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park whilst Aileen was completing a work assignment nearby. Despite having lived in Whangarei in the 1980's and driven past this camp numerous times on the way North neither of us had ever been to this camp. From the roadside the camp reminds me a little of the old summer camps in England. There where numerous caravans parked up by the entrance and we were a little hesitant about staying there. So much as I hate to admit it, we parked on the road and with the office closed wandered through the camp looking for Aileen and Stewart's motorhome. We found Stewart and the motorhome perched on a slight hilltop overlooking the estuary and the beach in what appeared a prime position. A quick word with Stewart and we decided that actually this could be quite a nice to stay much better than it looks from the