Fantail Bay Campsite
Located in Northern Coromandel in the Coromandel region
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 80.
The campsite has:
- 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): $15 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $7.50 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.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
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.
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 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 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. Generators may be used at Campground Manager discretion.
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.
|Kauaeranga Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 7 867 9080|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
PO Box 343
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