IntroductionThis campsite is near Awana Beach, one of the island's most popular places to surf.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Kayaking and canoeing
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Maximum number of people is 120.
Surrounded by farmland and dunes, the grassy campsites are next to Awana estuary. We recommend you bring mosquito repellent. Walk 300 m to one of the island’s best surf beaches.
Facilities and services
- Camp hosts on site from Christmas until end January.
- Picnic shelter available.
There are no public bins on Great Barrier Island/Aotea - take orange official council rubbish bags (available from local shops (prices vary) or the Auckland Council Service Centre) to drop off for free at Claris Landfill.
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $7.50 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.
Bookings are required all year.
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.
At Awana Estuary, north end of Awana Bay, Great Barrier Island.
From Auckland via passenger and car ferry to Tryphena or Port FitzRoy, or air travel to Claris or Okiwi. Rental cars available for hire from Tryphena and Claris by arrangement.
Access: Narrow gravel roads.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1822809, N5990750
Latitude: -36.2024443, Longitude: 175.47826444
- Bring your own cooker or gas BBQ.
- Vehicle access to beach is not permitted.
- Bring insect repellent.
This campground is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities. Council rubbish bags and clean recycling are accepted for free at the Claris landfill. See Great Barrier Island Claris landfill for opening hours.
Behaviour and alcohol
You'll be asked to leave if you behave in a disorderly or offensive way, eg excessive alcohol, using foul language, noisy or riotous. Drinking in public and the public display of alcohol are not permitted.
- Surf, swim and sea kayak.
- Explore historic sites.
- Endangered bird species: pateke (brown teal), New Zealand dotterel, oyster catcher and banded rail. Do not disturb, and take special care during nesting season.
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