Story: Camping

Tui Glen camp, 1933

Tui Glen camp, 1933

Tui Glen in Henderson, West Auckland, is thought to be the oldest registered camping ground in New Zealand. It was opened by Claude Brookes in 1924, and originally only catered for those arriving in private motor cars or on motorcyles. By 1933, when this advertisement appeared, the camp also welcomed pedestrians and cyclists. It offered donkey rides, boat and canoe hire, and huts adapted from ships' cabins. In 2002 the Waitakere City Council closed the site after public concern over long-term occupants. Several of its historic buildings were later restored and reopened.

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Mark Derby, 'Camping - The golden age of camping', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013