Fantail Bay Campsite

Image: Herb Christophers | ©

Introduction

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

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

  • Number of tent sites - 18
  • Number of caravan/motorhome sites - 11
  • Maximum number of people - 100

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

Facilities

  • 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.

Location

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

Fees

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

Passes

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.

Bookings

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 less camping spots available in the Northern Coromandel this summer. This is because of the closure of Fletcher Bay Campground from 1 November 2019 until 1 March 2020. Book online to secure a camping spot.

Activities

Fishing

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: With an online booking, you may go directly to your camp zone. 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.

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

Parking: One vehicle per site, 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.

Contacts

Fantail Bay campsite
Email: portjacksoncampground@doc.govt.nz
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