Shakespear – Camping close to Auckland | Licenced To Retire
With my recovery taking longer than expected I was reluctant to travel too much further from home and rather than travel north after leaving Wenderholm we actually turned south. First making a brief stop at the dump station in Hatfields Beach, a very handy spot on the outskirts of Auckland but sadly with no fresh water available. I find it really strange that so many small towns provide water at their facilities but Auckland has not only a shortage of dump facilities but almost none of the public ones have water! (rant over) Just south of Wenderholm at the end of the Whangaparoa peninsula is the Shakespear Regional Park which has two camping areas with a proper campground as well as an area for self contained vehicles. We hadn't really decided at which we would stay but since the self contained area is the first you come too, we stopped outside their first. We had barely pulled up at the carpark when we were waved over by Bernice and Roy Vannini who have been playing camp hosts here