Fletcher Bay, Coromandel Peninsula
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Introduction

Enjoy long sandy beaches and pōhutukawa-clad coastline in the Northern Coromandel, at the top of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Place overview

Activities

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

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Fishing

The Coromandel is ideal for rock fishing, small boat fishing and fishing around the mussel farms. Boats can be launched off the beach from Port Jackson, Fletcher Bay, Waikawau Bay and Stony Bay campsites. On-site camp managers during the summer seasons are usually a good source of local fishing knowledge, and are happy to pass on information about the best spots and baits for the time of year.

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    Getting there

    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

    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

    Dogs and other domestic animals are strictly prohibited at campsites in the Northern Coromandel.

    Water

    You should boil all water from Coromandel rivers, streams and campsites before drinking to eliminate any risk of infection from giardia.

    Toilets

    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.

    Behaviour

    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. 
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