IntroductionThis is a beach front campsite in a farm setting. An ideal location for water sports, including swimming, boating, diving and fishing.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance
- Diving and snorkelling
- Mountain biking
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
- Maximum number of people – 200.
Sites are selected by campers on a first-come, first-served basis.
Facilities and services
This campground is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities for compost or food waste. 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.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Open on 13 October, for dates from 20 October 2023 to 30 June 2024.
Bookings are required all year. Most sites are booked out within a month of bookings opening.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your booking will be for the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.
If you arrive without an online booking, contact Kauaeranga Valley Visitor Centre or attempt to book online. Eftpos may be available with the rangers on duty during the peak summer season. No cash facilities.
Wifi guest booking access is available at Port Jackson, Stony Bay, and Waikawau campsites outside the office.
Located 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. There is a ford (water crossing) between Port Jackson and Fletcher Bay that can be difficult to drive across during or after heavy rain.
Port Jackson Road conditions
Port Jackson Road sustained substantial damage during 2022/23 summer storms. This is a remote, narrow, winding gravel road, which is not two lanes. While the road has been repaired, there are more one way stretches and it is compromised in places.
We advise visitors use a reliable and well maintained 4WD and drive carefully. If towing you must be prepared to reverse sections of the road depending on where you meet oncoming traffic. There may be vehicles larger than you on the road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1814079, N5960625
Latitude: -36.4765219, Longitude: 175.39017803
Arrival/departure times: Check-in from 2 pm. Leave campsites before 11 am - you can continue using the camp facilities for the rest of the day, but must leave your site and move your vehicle.
Parking: One vehicle per group, space is limited.
Boats storage/access: Boats more than five metres long are discouraged as space in the campsite is limited. Beach launching with 4WD only. Water access from the campground isn't guaranteed.
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.
Water sports and activities: If you plan to enjoy the water, be aware of what water you can enter and how to stay safe.
Caution advised during heavy rainfall
Water levels between Port Jackson and Fletcher Bay can rise and the ford (stream crossing) can become unpassable.
Fishing / Diving and snorkelling
There is good fishing and diving nearby.
Coromandel Walkway partial closure due to slips. It is a return track from Fletcher Bay to the Lookout, approximately 4 hr return.
Mountain bike track is open to walk through to Stony Bay