A small campsite on the sheltered and scenic waters of Whangaparapara Harbour. This is a walk-in or boat-in campsite.


Campsite overview


  • Boat
  • Foot


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
15 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this campsite

Maximum number of people is 30.

Set amongst remains of timber milling, kauri logging and whaling history, The Green is the smallest DOC campground on the island.

Facilities and services

  • Campsite serviced 1 December to end of 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.

Getting there

In the Whangaparapara Harbour, Great Barrier Island.

Passenger and vehicle ferry to Tryphena or Port FitzRoy. Air travel to Claris or Okiwi. Rental cars available for hire at Tryphena and Claris by arrangement.

It is a ten-minute walk to the campground from the end of Whangaparapara Road across the DOC reserve.

Access: Gravel road leading out of Whangaparapara. There is no drive on access to the campsite.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1815417, N5987031


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between the Friday before Christmas and the end of Waitangi weekend. In 2020/2021, this is 18 December 2020 to 9 February 2021.

To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Bookings are required all year.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your booking will be for the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.

In the area

North of here is the entry to the track network and Forest Road (closed to vehicles), with foot access to the hot springs and Port FitzRoy to the north.

Nearby Whangaparapara has a wharf and small community. The harbour and coastline are good for fishing and kayaking.

Know before you go

  • 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.


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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