Kayaker leaving Akapoa Bay
PHOTO: Frederick Church ©

Introduction

A popular family camping area near the sheltered waters of Port FitzRoy, with easy access to many of the island's walking tracks.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Boat launching
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shop
  • Shower - cold
  • Water from tap
30 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this campsite

Map of Akapoua campsite.
Map of Akapoua Bay campsite

Camp in a sheltered bay amongst beautiful pohutukawa trees. 

Facilities and services

  • Campsite serviced 1 December to end of February.
  • A wharf, shop, fuel depot and post office are nearby. 

Getting there

At Port FitzRoy, Great Barrier Island.

From Auckland, passenger and car ferry to Tryphena or Port FitzRoy, private boat to Port FitzRoy, or air travel to Claris or Okiwi. Rental cars available for hire from Tryphena and Claris by arrangement.

Access: Narrow gravel roads.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1812499, N5994425
Latitude: -36.1718991. Longitude: 175.36331288

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Bookings

Book Akapoua Bay campsite online, or contact:

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Address:   Shed 19
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 

Read the terms and conditions before you book.

Activities

  • Popular place for families and boaties.
  • Shingle beach.
  • Gateway to track network.
  • Many walking tracks near the campsite
  • Good fishing in the harbour.

Know before you go

You will be asked to leave if behaving in a disorderly or offensive way (e.g. excessive alcohol, using foul language, noisy or riotous). Drinking in public and the public display of alcohol are not permitted.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Address:   Shed 19
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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