Medlands Beach
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Introduction

This campsite is set back from Medlands Beach amongst mature trees. The estuary is safe for swimming and the beach is popular for surfing.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Boat launching
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shower - cold
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
30 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

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

Surrounded by a mix of farmland, holiday homes and sand dunes, the campsite is sheltered and overlooks a tidal stream.

Facilities and services

  • Campsite serviced 1 December to end of February.
  • Shop and cafe approximately 4 km north, and also 6km to the south of the campsite.

Getting there

On the South end of Medlands Beach, 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 to campsite, off main sealed road.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1824828, N5983154
Latitude: -36.27039426, Longitude: 175.50288341

Fees

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

Passes

  • 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.

Bookings

Book Medlands Beach 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

  • The estuary is safe for swimming and the beautiful beach is popular for surfing.
  • Vehicle access to launch boats for fishing.

Know before you go

  • No open fires are permitted, bring your own cooker or gas BBQ.
  • Vehicle access to beach is not permitted, except at south end for boat launch.
  • 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.

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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