IntroductionAn island sanctuary for native flora and fauna, the camp is near a Māori historic site and early European settlement.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Bird and wildlife watching
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Total campground capacity: 36 people
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- 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 open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
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 a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
On the west coast of Motuora Island, 6 km east of Mahurangi Harbour.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1760284, N5958505
Latitude: -36.5048, Longitude: 174.7896
- No fires.
- Boil water for at least 3 minutes before use.
All visitors staying on the island must complete and bring the biosecurity checklist.
- An island sanctuary for native flora and fauna.
- Nearby Māori historic site and early European settlement.
- Watch for kiwi, whitehead, grey faced petrel and NZ dotterel.
- Walking, all water sports and bird watching.
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