Fantail Bay Campsite

Image: Herb Christophers | ©


Camp in peaceful surroundings beneath pōhutukawa trees. A track with outstanding views leads to the bushline.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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


  • Fishing
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

  • Maximum number of people is 80

View a map of campsite zones (PDF, 2,190K)


  • Toilets
  • Cold showers

This campground is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities. 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. 

Getting there

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.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1808590, N5955612
Latitude: -36.523345, Longitude: 175.3283698


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


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

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings will open on Wednesday 1 July 2020, for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

You'll need an account on our new booking system to make a booking. Create an account from Tuesday 23 June 2020, when our new booking system will be available.

The maximum stay is 14 consecutive days (21 consecutive days from 20 December to 8 February) followed by a minimum 7-day break before returning.

Bookings should be completed online. Changes and additions to bookings will incur a fee up to $10 per alteration.



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.

Know before you go

Arrival/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.

Check-in: Go to the zone you have booked for. Without an online booking, complete the self-registration forms located at the entrance to the camp. Make sure you have cash for the self-registration envelopes. DOC Rangers will come through periodically to check you in. Eftpos is available only during the peak summer season. 

Online bookings will take preference for sites over non-bookings due to limited space.

Parking: One vehicle per group, space is limited.

Boats storage/access: Boats over 5 metres in the campground are discouraged as space is limited. Water access from the campground isn't guaranteed.

Water is from a stream and should be boiled or treated before drinking.

No fires/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. Generators may be used at Campground Manager discretion.

Read the full campground rules.


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