Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
The campsite has:
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.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021.
To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.
Bookings will open at 9:30 am on Friday 14 May 2021, for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
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 a site, which will be allocated or selected 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 DOC Rangers that check registrations to assist. However, we have no cash facilities.
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/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.
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.
From the campsite, the Fantail Bay Track climbs steeply up to the bush line providing views along the coast.