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About Us

Houghtons Bush Camp was established in 1960. The land was gifted from Houghtons Bush Farm, which is still owned by the family today. Peaceful and private, the camp is set in an area of native forest about two kilometres inland from Muriwai Beach, West Auckland.

The purpose of Houghtons Bush Camp is to help provide affordable outdoor and residential camping experiences to enrich the lives of New Zealanders and our visitors from overseas.

Houghtons Bush Camp is available to any group that’s willing to accept the terms and conditions of use. Bookings are essential and exclusive access is granted for the time of your stay.

To confirm a booking deposit is required. For further pricing information, or to make a booking, please contact our customers services and booking officer to discuss your needs. Call +64 9 411 9191 or email

Owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, the camp is administered by a board of volunteers. Camp management is provided by an onsite custodian. Houghton's Bush Presbyterian  Camp Charitable Trust (registered charity CC53084) - GST #118-940-156

Please refer to our Terms and conditions



Our clients say:

Camp itself was excellent. Booking service, camp facilities, and Marcel were all excellent ...

Kerrin Thomson
Shore Grace Church

I just wanted to pass on much thanks and appreciation for all your efforts in accommodating our needs re: our booking of Houghtons bush camp last weekend. The camp up there is an awesome facility and our group had a wonderful time ...

Solo Mailata
Te Atatu Union Church

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