Surrounded by farmland and dunes, the grassy campsites are next to Awana estuary (bring your mosquito repellent). Walk 300 m to one of the island’s best surf beaches.
Facilities and services
- Campsite serviced 1 December to end February.
- Picnic shelter available.
At Awana Estuary, north end of Awana Bay, Great Barrier Island.
From Auckland via passenger and car ferry to Tryphena or Port FitzRoy, or air travel to Claris or Okiwi. Rental cars available for hire from Tryphena and Claris by arrangement.
Access: Narrow gravel roads.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1822809, N5990750
Latitude: -36.2024443, Longitude: 175.47826444
- Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
- Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
- Surf, swim and sea kayak.
- Explore historic sites.
- Endangered bird species: pateke (brown teal), New Zealand dotterel, oyster catcher and banded rail. Do not disturb, and take special care during nesting season.
Know before you go
- No open fires are permitted, bring your own cooker or gas BBQ.
- Vehicle access to beach is not permitted.
- Bring insect repellent.
- We recommend boiling water before use.
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.