From Auckland head south on State Highway 1, the Southern Motorway, then at Pokeno turn left on to State Highway 2.
Follow State Highway 2 south until south of Maramarua where you turn left onto State Highway 25. This will bring you to the Kopu Bridge, the entrance to the Coromandel Peninsular.
After the bridge turn left to head towards Thames and the west coast of the Peninsula or turn right to follow State Highway 25A to the east coast.
Know before you go
Fires are not permitted in any of the Kauaeranga Valley campgrounds or at Waikawau Bay, Fantail Bay or Stony Bay Campgrounds. They may be used at Fletcher Bay campground and at one end of the Port Jackson campground, but only in fire places provided by DOC and if there is no fire ban.
Firewood is available for purchase at Fletcher Bay. Do not cut or burn any conservation land vegetation.
Campers may use gas or spirit burners in campgrounds, but not charcoal barbecues.
Dogs and other domestic animals are strictly prohibited at campsites in the Northern Coromandel.
You should boil all water from Coromandel rivers, streams and campsites before drinking to eliminate any risk of infection from giardia.
All campgrounds have toilets. Campers may use their own chemical toilets. For health reasons pit toilets are not allowed.
Recycling and rubbish
Please put rubbish in the bins or dump sites provided or, better still, take it home with you. Use the bins provided for recycling aluminium cans.
We expect good behaviour from visitors to conservation areas:
- Loud noise and obscene language will not be tolerated and offenders may face prosecution.
- Remember to treat the natural environment and all who live in it with care.
- Keep all vehicles off beaches.
- Leave gates as you find them and respect any access restrictions.
- The marine environment is very fragile and vulnerable to over-harvesting, so take only what you need and no more than the legal limit.