Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
The Motuihe campsite is divided into five different zones.
Confidence Course: 5 tent sites on the western side of the sealed road, 25 m uphill from the toilet block.
Parade Ground: 25 tent sites on the headland above wharf road. Follow the timber box steps 100 m west of the toilet block.
Captain's Camping: 3 tent sites located at the end of the sealed road, uphill and to the left (325 m).
Puriri Ridge: 10 tent sites south of the sealed road amongst the puriri trees. Go uphill and around to the left (250 m).
Range: 5 tent sites south of the water tank tower. Go left off the sealed road (375 m).
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
Located on the North-western headland of Motuihe Island/Te Motu-a-Ihenga. There is a good boat anchorage adjacent to the Motuihe campsite.
The campground is to the left of the road coming off the Motuihe wharf, up the path to the right of the toilet block, only a few minutes walk from Motuihe wharf.
There is no transport available on the island to transport camping equipment.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1772695, N5925165
Latitude: -36.80361291, Longitude: 174.93584276
Camp only minutes from clear sheltered beaches and easily explore the entire island by foot.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.