Tapora is a locality on the Okahukura Peninsula, which is on the eastern side of the Kaipara Harbour in New Zealand. It is part of the Rodney District. Wellsford lies to the east. Tapora campground is next-door to Tapora Golf Club with is an all weather 9 hole course, open 365 days per year. The Tapora Golf Club is a family friendly course and is a perfect all weather golf course.
Green fees are $10, Club Days are on Sunday.
The McConnell farm is a working farm and there are animals near to the campground, including alpacas that are hand fed.
If you enjoy fishing there are great surfcast and line fishing options within walking distance of the campground and a boat ramp nearby at Bird's Beach. Birds Beach is also recommended as a great windsurfing spot.
Atiu Creek Regional Farm Park is 16km towards Wellsford and is a great location for a nature walk and picnic.
There are also tennis courts and a children's playground at the local school 5kms from the campground.
Special conditions: The nearest shops and eftpos are located in Wellsford 30kms away. So you will need to bring all of your own supplies, and cash if you want to play golf. The last 12km drive to the campground is on a gravel road.
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Tapora has always been a popular fishing destination, and locals regularly catch snapper, gurnard, flounder, trevally along with shellfish. The campground comes with its own fish cleaning station and a barbecue for any fresh catches you would like to prepare for your meals.
Tapora is a popular location for nature walks and bird spotting and home to endangered New Zealand birds, including the very rare Fairy Turn. Godwits also spend part of their year at Tapora before migrating in March via eastern Asian estuaries (Japan, Korea and China). After breeding, they refuel on the coastlands of south-western Alaska (Yukon-Kuskokwim delta and Alaska Peninsula). They then return to New Zealand on a non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean, taking 7–9 days, from September to mid-October
Enjoy a walk along the beach and you'll discover creeks with rich mangrove forests. There's also a number of wonderful walking tracks in the nearby Aitu Regional Park.
From the campground you can see farm animals, including alpacas. You can also walk through local farmland for 600 meters to Department of Conservation land. Farming in Tapora includes dairy, beef, sheep and avocado growing.