There’s a beautiful park an hour north of Auckland. It’s a regional park called Tawharanui (Ta-far-a-nu-e). We camp there once a year as a family. There are almost no facilities for campers – just some toilets and taps for water. No kitchen, no showers. But the beaches are beautiful. One year we saw dolphins playing in the surf.
I am not a keen camper at all. I prefer hotels and luxury (if at all possible). But Tawharanui is magical.
The Department of Conservation has more information about this park.