Lonsdale Park Camp

Something for everyone!

The Outdoor Classroom

Lonsdale Park Camp is ideal for school groups that want the children to experience the outdoors and challenge their comfort zones. It’s also a great place for youth groups, sports clubs, church groups and family & whanau reunions.

There are a variety of opportunities to explore group skills and test individuals.

These include a confidence course, commando courses, a blindfold course, a conservation bush trail area with 11 activity stations, team building area, orienteering and lots of room for other activities.

There is a great hiking trail through stunning native bush, crossing the Takou stream several times and ending with a swim in the river. Take lunch and make a day of it.

There are several places of historical interest in the immediate vicinity which schools also access while staying at the camp, including Whangaroa Museum, Puketi Forest and the Rainbow Warrior memorial.

Extra opportunities for studying marine life can be accessed at the nearby Matauri Bay or Te Ngaere Bay beaches.

Lonsdale Park - something for everyone
Lonsdale Park history

Our History

Lonsdale Park Camp was kindly donated to the youth of Northland (Auckland to the Cape) by Pop and Mrs Driver in 1963, on their 50th wedding anniversary.

During this time it is estimated that over 35,000 people have used the camp. Lonsdale Park is a charitable trust and is run by a Camp Board on a voluntary basis.

They continually source funds, grants, monetary and otherwise to help with the maintenance and up keep of the grounds and buildings.

“A great camp site for middle school children. A lot of work has been put in to make confidence course experiences for this age children. Highly recommended. The proximity of Matauri Bay beach gives opportunities for ocean swimming and a visit to the Rainbow Warrior Memorial”

Allan Taylor

Lonsdale Park – so much to see and do!