Located in Great Barrier Island/Aotea in the Auckland region
IntroductionA sheltered campground close to Harataonga Beach for snorkeling and swimming, and the Harataonga coastal walkway.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Diving and snorkelling
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Maximum number of people is 120.
Situated between two streams overlooking Overtons Beach, with shelter under mature trees. Surrounded by farmland and bush.
Facilities and services
- Camp hosts on site from Christmas until mid-February.
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.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for the 2023/24 season have been delayed. Check here on 14 June 2023 when we will announce the new booking opening dates.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
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.
Your booking will be for the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.
At Harataonga Beach, 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: E1823001, N5994150
Latitude: -36.17177561, Longitude: 175.47943218
- Bring your own cooker or gas BBQ.
- Vehicle access to beach is not permitted.
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.
- Fishing, diving, snorkelling and swimming at the beach, a 300 m walk from the campsite.
- Explore Maori historic sites and settler graves.
- 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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