IntroductionCamp in peaceful surroundings beneath pōhutukawa trees. A track with outstanding views leads to the bushline.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
- Maximum number of people is 60.
The campsite has:
- only one toilet on site, recommend taking a camping toilet
- cold showers
This campground is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities for compost or food waste. A container with a sealed lid is recommended for your food scraps.
The closest refuse transfer station is 525 Hauraki Road, Coromandel Town. See Thames Coromandel District Council website for opening hours and other transfer stations.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- 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.
Open on 20 October, for dates from 27 October 2023 to 30 June 2024.
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.
The maximum stay is 14 consecutive days normally.
Between 20 December to 8 February maximum stay is 21 consecutive days. This has to be followed by a minimum 7-day break before returning.
Your booking will be for the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.
If you arrive without an online booking, contact Kauaeranga Valley Visitor Centre or attempt to book online. Eftpos may be available with the rangers on duty during the peak summer season. No cash facilities.
Wifi guest booking access is available at Port Jackson, Stony Bay, and Waikawau campsites outside the office.
50 km north of Coromandel town, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, and situated within the Cape Colville Farm Park.
From Coromandel take the Coville Road for 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn left and follow the Port Jackson Road for 28 km.
Access: Unsealed road from Colville.
Port Jackson Road conditions
Port Jackson Road sustained substantial damage during 2022/23 summer storms. This is a remote, narrow, winding gravel road, which is not two lanes. While the road has been repaired, there are more one way stretches and it is compromised in places.
We advise visitors use a reliable and well maintained 4WD and drive carefully. If towing you must be prepared to reverse sections of the road depending on where you meet oncoming traffic. There may be vehicles larger than you on the road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1808590, N5955612
Latitude: -36.523345, Longitude: 175.3283698
Arrival and departure times: Check-in from 2 pm. Leave campsites before 11 am – you're welcome to continue using the camp facilities for the rest of the day but must leave your site and move your vehicle.
Parking: One vehicle per group, space is limited.
Boats storage and access: Boats more than five metres long are discouraged as space in the campsite is limited. Beach launching with 4WD only. Suitable for small vessels & kayaks. Water access from the campsite isn't guaranteed.
Water is from a stream and should be boiled or treated before drinking.
No fires or fireworks, or devices with a naked flame including califonts. Only gas cookers, fridge, freezers and lanterns may be used.
No chainsaws, compressors, generators and amplifiers.
There are good fishing opportunities from the shore and on the water. Take only what you need from the sea and obey all fisheries regulations.
Walking and tramping
From the campsite, the Fantail Bay Track climbs steeply up to the bush line providing views along the coast.