Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Total campsite capacity: 262 people
Overlooking Home Bay, the campsite is near the Reid Homestead built in 1901. A stroll up through regenerating bush to the Northern Junction (via the Rotary Centennial Loop Track) and you can explore various WWII military remains including the battery which defended Auckland's harbour.
The Home Bay campsite is divided into different areas called pods.
The following pods are on the seaward side of the road:
The remaining pods are on the stream side of the road:
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.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023.
Bookings are required all year.
Before you book, check transport options for getting to Motutapu.
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 a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
Located on the east coast of Motutapu Island, in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands are joined by a causeway. Home Bay Campsite is a 1 hour 30 minutes walk from Islington Bay Wharf, or a 3 hour walk from Rangitoto Wharf via the walkway or farm road.
The topo map shows a "derelict jetty" at Home Bay. This jetty has been upgraded and is a fully functioning wharf.
Ferry service is limited. The public passenger ferry operators that travel to this island only maintain a limited service.
If you are chartering a commercial vessel to the island, check the operator has a Pest-Free Warrant. Commercial vessels that use the wharf will also need a wharf landing permit.
Find authorised transport operators to this island.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1772146, N5929032
Latitude: -36.76715738, Longitude: 174.928988
Explore historic relics and the stunning coastline via the island's walkways, and enjoy water activities.