Fletcher Bay, Coromandel Peninsula

Image: Russell Street | Creative Commons

Introduction

Enjoy long sandy beaches and pōhutukawa-clad coastline in the Northern Coromandel, at the top of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Highlights

All campgrounds in the Northern Coromandel are now Pack In, Pack Out for waste management.

Place overview

Activities

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

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About this place

Getting there

Head north from Coromandel town to Colville. At the t-intersection 2.9 km north of Colville, turn left onto Port Jackson Road for the western side camps or turn right onto Port Charles Road for the eastern side camps.

Both roads are no exit roads, ending at Fletcher Bay and Stony Bay with the 10 km Coromandel Coastal walkway in-between. The Waikawau Beach Road will take you back to Coromandel town.

The Northern Coromandel Campgrounds offer visitors an isolated back to nature conservation experience so make sure you come prepared and are self-sufficient.

Know before you go

Booking

Booking online for all camps is recommended.

If you have not booked in advance and arrive outside of office hours, cash will be required for your camp self-registration. During office hours eftpos is available.

Camp office opening hours

From mid-December through to Waitangi weekend, the camp offices will open at varying times. Notice of these times will be on display when you arrive.

Fires

Fires are not permitted at Waikawau Bay, Fantail Bay or Stony Bay Campgrounds. Outside of the fire ban, they may be used at Fletcher Bay campground and at one end of the Port Jackson campground.

Bring your own firewood, Do not cut or burn any conservation land vegetation.

Campers may use gas or spirit burners in campgrounds, but not charcoal barbecues.

Dogs

Dogs and other domestic animals are strictly prohibited at campsites and on DOC land in the Northern Coromandel.

Waste

All Northern Coromandel campgrounds operate on a Pack In Pack Out policy. There are no facilities for waste disposal or recycling. The nearest waste transfer station is Hauraki Road, Coromandel.

To reduce smells and vermin, food waste can be processed onsite in the compost bins provided. It’s a good idea to bring your own sealed bucket. Fish waste must be returned to the sea or buried deep below the high tide mark.

Water

You should boil all water from Coromandel rivers, streams and campsites before drinking to eliminate any risk of infection from giardia. Waikawau Bay camp now has a filtered water system

Toilets

All campgrounds have toilets. Campers may use their own chemical toilets. For health reasons, pit toilets are not allowed.

Behaviour

We expect good behaviour from visitors to conservation areas:

  • Loud noise and obscene language will not be tolerated and offenders may face prosecution and will be asked to leave the camp.
  • Remember to treat the natural environment and all who live in it with care.
  • Keep all vehicles off beaches unless launching in an approved area.
  • Leave gates as you find them and respect any access restrictions.
  • The marine environment is very fragile and vulnerable to over-harvesting, so take only what you need and no more than the legal limit. 
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