Fletcher Bay at sunset

Image: Russell Street | Creative Commons

Introduction

This is a beach front campsite in a farm setting. An ideal location for water sports, including swimming, boating, diving and fishing.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shower - cold
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
118 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

  • Number of sites - 118
  • Maximum number of people - 360 

There are 7 zones ranging from beach front to quiet farmside. When making a booking, campers can select a zone to camp in but not a specific site. Groups who want to camp together should book the same zone. Sites are selected by campers on arrival on a first come, first served basis.

Zone 1 is up by the day car park area. Zone 2 is now closed to camping. Zone 3 – 7 run from the front to the back of the camp with zone 3 being closest to the beach and walking track.

View a map of campsite zones (PDF, 2,512K)

Facilities and services

This campground is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities except for composting for food waste only. Bringing a container with a sealed lid is recommended for your food scraps. 

The closest refuse transfer station is 525 Hauraki Road, Coromandel Town. See Thames Coromandel District Council website for opening hours and other transfer stations.

Other accommodation

Fletcher Bay Backpackers

Getting there

64 km north of Coromandel.

Drive to Port Jackson: from Coromandel take the Colville Road for 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn left and follow the Port Jackson Rd. Fletcher Bay is 7 km on from Port Jackson at the end of the road. This is a no exit road. You cannot continue on from Fletcher Bay to Stony Bay. 

Access: Unsealed road from Colville.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1814079, N5960625
Latitude: -36.4765219, Longitude: 175.39017803

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Payment

Pay when you book online or at the self-registration stand at the campsite on arrival. Eftpos is not always available so bring the correct cash with you for self-registration, as the office is not always open.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.

Bookings

Booking are essential from 19 December to  8 February. Most sites are booked out within a month of bookings opening.

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.

Bookings should be completed online. Changes and additions to bookings will incur a fee up to $10 per alteration.

Before you book, read the campground rules.

Activities

Fishing / Diving and snorkelling

There is good fishing and diving nearby.

Walking

Walk to Stony Bay on the Coromandel Walkway. Walk along stunning cliffs on the Muriwai Walk to Port Jackson.

Know before you go

Arrival/departure times: Check-in from 2 pm. 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.

Check-in: With an online booking, you may go directly to your camp zone. Without an online booking, complete the self-registration forms located at the entrance to the camp. Make sure you have cash for the self-registration envelopes. DOC Rangers will come through periodically to check you in.

Online bookings will take preference for sites over non-bookings due to limited space.

Parking: One vehicle per site, space is limited.

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

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

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

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

Read the full campground rules.

Contacts

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