A genuine outdoor experience that’s remarkably close to Auckland


86 Beds


Great views over Muriwai Beach


An ideal wedding venue


50 minutes from Auckland’s CBD


Scenic bush walks

Hi, from
Houghtons Bush!

Welcome to Houghtons Bush Camp. Set on a beautiful three-acre site, you can find us in the coastal community of Muriwai Beach. We’re only 50 minutes drive from downtown Auckland, and our campgrounds are surrounded by stunning native forest. Whatever your group’s requirements, we offer affordable accommodation and a wide range of outdoor activities.


A Wide Range of Local Attractions

While you’re staying with us, why not take in some of the local sites? From the wild black-sand of Muriwai Beach and its fascinating gannet colony, to the 18-hole golf course and nearby hot pools and adventure attractions, there’s no shortage of local destinations to complement your onsite programme. A popular pastime here is taking the opportunity to hike on tracks through native bush and forest - walks during which you can also view historic Maori kumara pits.

We’re centrally-located for all your accommodation needs

When you stay with us, your group has exclusive and full use of our entire site for the duration of your stay - we can cater for groups of up to 86 people. If you already live in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, and you’re looking for a genuine outdoor experience close to home, we’ve got you covered. Because we’re only 15 minutes from Kumeu, living locally makes it easier to source close-by specialists and helpers to support the outdoor programmes you and your group want to take part in while you’re with us. Alternatively, if you’re visiting Auckland, why not stay at camp? Our facilities provide a handy, economical base from which to explore the city’s attractions.


Our Facilities

Clean, comfortable and well-maintained, the physical environment at Houghtons Bush provides a perfect balance between creature comforts and the essential outdoor camping experience. 

From the commercial-style kitchen and spacious indoor areas, to the sheltered barbecue courtyard and challenging adventure courses, everything is designed to ensure your visit provides everyone with an experience they’ll cherish for life.


Activities Anyone?

We offer lots of fun team building activities, including everything from orienteering courses to paintball, horse treks and an adventure playground. Depending on your requirements, you can prepare your own meals in our commercial-style kitchen, as well as make full use of the onsite activities we offer. Alternatively, you can hire caterers and utilise adventure operators to oversee your activities.

“I’d like to say thank you to you and your team for making the stay of over 80 people during the Queen's Birthday weekend in Houghtons Bush camp in Muriwai such a breeze to organise. I received several compliments, and no complaints!, about your facilities. It’s been very good working with you and your team!”

Annemarie Hogenbirk
Secretary North West Orienteering Club

We thoroughly enjoyed the campsite. It never disappoints. The caretakers were friendly, and clear about how and what they expected of us! And we like that. They were very respectful of our space.  We appreciate your efforts in helping us, and we’ll definitely be in contact if and when we need a campsite in the future. Thank you so much.”

Vanya - Faithful Unity Christian Fellowship

We had a fantastic time at Houghton's Bush Camp. The facilities were excellent and the layout of the camp made both parents and our first time campers feel very secure (horseshoe). The bush walk was well worth it - great views and the children loved climbing around the rocks to get up there after visiting the gannets. Our 'Camp Fire' was made from torches due to the fire ban but the set up for this is lovely and cosy - the wooden logs to sit on make it all very authentic.

Helen Martin, Kohia Terrace School

Our beautiful site nestled in the bush