Tree at Stony Bay Campsite
PHOTO: Dennis Kuhn | Creative Commons


This is a spacious (5 ha) campsite beside the coast. Walk or mountain bike to Fletcher Bay along the Coromandel Coastal Walkway. Good fishing and diving nearby.

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Shower - cold
  • Water from tap
122 non-powered/tent sites


  • Boating
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Number and layout of sites

  • Number of tent/caravan/motorhome sites - 122
  • Maximum number of people - 390

View a map of campsite zones (PDF, 2,350K)

Other accommodation

Stony Bay bach

Getting there

55 km north of Coromandel.

From Coromandel take the Colville Road for 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn right and follow the Port Charles Rd to Sandy Bay, and then the Stony Bay Rd until the end.

Access: Unsealed road from Colville


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816877, N5956498
Latitude: -36.51231214, Longitude: 175.42188241


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

Additional fees

Each campsite is required to pay an additional $3 (at time of booking or check-in, whichever is first) to assist with the cost of recycling and disposal of residual waste.

Minimum charge

A minimum charge of $26 per non powered site and $32 per powered site applies between 19 December to 8 February inclusive.


  • 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 should preferably be completed online; phone and email bookings will attract a service fee.

Changes and additions to bookings will incur a fee up to $10 per alteration.

The maximum stay is 14 consecutive days (21 consecutive days from 20 December to 8 February) followed by a minimum 7 day break before returning.

A minimum stay of 2 nights applies between 28 December and 2 January inclusive.

Book Stony Bay campsite online or:

From 1 October to 30 April contact: 
Stony Bay Campsite
Phone +64 7 866 6822

From 1 May to 30 September contact:
Waikawau Bay Campground
Phone + 64 7 866 1106

Before you book:


Tracks and walks

Walk to Fletcher Bay along the Coromandel Walkway.

Fishing / Diving and snorkelling

Good fishing and diving nearby.

Know before you go

Vehicle access: campground gates are closed from 8 pm to 7:30 am.

Arrival/departure times: check-in from 2–7 pm – register with the office on arrival. Leave campsites before 11 am - you're welcome to continue using the camp facilities for the rest of the day but must leave your site and move your vehicle.

Parking: one vehicle per site - space is limited.

Boats storage/access: boats over 5 metres in the campground are discouraged - space is limited. Water access from the campground isn't guaranteed.

Water is from a stream and should be boiled or treated before drinking.

To protect our native wildlife, and for your and your fellow campers' enjoyment of this peaceful campground:

No fires/fireworks.

No dogs or other domestic animals (cats, birds etc.).

No devices with a naked flame including califonts. Only gas cookers, fridge/freezers and lanterns may be used.

No unsociable behaviour and excessive noise.

No chainsaws, compressors, generators and amplifiers. Generators may be used at Campground Manager discretion.

Make sure you also read the campground rules.


Stony Bay campsite
Phone: +64 7 866 6822
Address: Stony Bay Road
Coromandel 3584
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