Camping at Motuora

Image: DOC

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
  • Water from tap
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

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Passes

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

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

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

Bookings are essential.

  • Bookings should preferably be completed online. Phone and email bookings incur a service fee.
  • Changes and additions to bookings will incur a fee up to $10 per alteration.
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
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
 

Read the terms and conditions before you book.

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 3796476
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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