Remember , summertime camping December to early January can be wet . Flooding often occours so have a plan . Have a vehicle [ a van etc ] to sleep in , camp on higher ground . Secure your tents with the door way facing away from the wind . Join a camping club like All Points Camping . Oh and make sure not to camp right next to a creek or river or under a tree that might fall .Join a club and learn .
Great place for camping an Aucklanders starter point but make sure you check the weather and to book at long weekends view www.park-sleep.com for more location in formation and the freedom camping spots and free camping spot in the next bay .
Today at Auckland International airport I encounted a security search which went beyond reasonable , at 70 years old I have been through many airports . A trainee checkin security person should not have been allowed to train on members of the public .