Camping at Motuora

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Introduction

An island sanctuary for native flora and fauna, the camp is near a Māori historic site and early European settlement.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shower - cold
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
35 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

  • Capacity per campsite - 6 people
  • Total campground capacity - 75 people

Getting there

On the west coast of Motuora Island, 6 km east of Mahurangi Harbour.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1760284, N5958505 
Latitude: -36.5048, Longitude: 174.7896

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Passes

The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

Booking and payment for Motuora (Island) Campsite must be completed online before arrival.

Book online.

Activities

  • 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.

Know before you go

  • No fires.
  • Boil water for at least 3 minutes before use.

Biosecurity requirements

All visitors staying on the island must complete and bring the biosecurity checklist.

Contacts

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