Fletcher Bay at sunset

Image: Russell Street | Creative Commons

Introduction

This is a beach front campsite in a farm setting. An ideal location for water sports, including swimming, boating, diving and fishing.

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
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
118 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

  • Number of sites - 118
  • Maximum number of people - 360 

There are 7 zones ranging from beach front to quiet farmside. When making a booking, campers can select a zone to camp in but not a specific site. Groups who want to camp together should book the same zone. Sites are selected by campers on arrival on a first come, first served basis. 

View a map of campsite zones (PDF, 2,512K)

Facilities and services

This campground is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities except for composting or worm farms to assist in the disposal of food waste only. 

The closest refuse transfer station is 525 Hauraki Road, Coromandel Town. See Thames Coromandel District Council website for opening hours and other transfer stations.

Other accommodation

Fletcher Bay Backpackers

Getting there

64 km north of Coromandel.

Drive to Port Jackson: from Coromandel take the Colville Road for 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn left and follow the Port Jackson Rd. Fletcher Bay is 7 km on from Port Jackson at the end of the road. 

Access: Unsealed road from Colville.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1814079, N5960625
Latitude: -36.4765219, Longitude: 175.39017803

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Minimum charge

A minimum charge of $26 per site applies between 27 December and 5 January inclusive.

Payment

Pay when you make a booking, or pay cash on arrival at the camp office (1 October–30 April) or at the self-registration stand at the campsite (1 May–30 September). To pay by eftpos, stop in at Port Jackson Campsite, 6 km before you reach Fletcher Bay Campsite.

Bookings

Booking are essential from 19 December to  8 February. Most sites are booked out within a month of bookings opening.

Bookings should preferably be completed online; phone and email bookings will attract a service fee.

Changes and additions to bookings will incur a fee up to $10 per alteration.

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.

Book Fletcher Bay campsite online or contact Fantail Bay Campsite. 

From 1 October - 30 April

Fletcher Bay campsite
Phone: +64 7 866 6685
Email: fletcherbay@doc.govt.nz

From 1 May – 30 September
Port Jackson campsite
Phone: +64 7 866 6932
Email:
portjacksoncampground@doc.govt.nz

Activities

Fishing / Diving and snorkelling

There is good fishing and diving nearby.

Walking / Mountain biking

Walk or mountain bike to Stony Bay on the Coromandel Walkway. Walk along stunning cliffs on the Muriwai Walk to Port Jackson.

Know before you go

Vehicle access: campground gates are closed from 8 pm to 7:30 am.

Arrival/departure times: check-in from 2–7 pm – register with the office on arrival. 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 site - space is limited.

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

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

To protect our native wildlife, and for your and your fellow campers' enjoyment of this peaceful campground:

No fires/fireworks.

No dogs or other domestic animals (cats, birds etc.).

No devices with a naked flame including califonts. Only gas cookers, fridge/freezers and lanterns may be used.

No unsociable behaviour and excessive noise.

No chainsaws, compressors, generators and amplifiers. Generators may be used at Campground Manager discretion.

Make sure you also read the campground rules.

Contacts

Fletcher Bay campsite
Phone: +64 7 866 6685
Email: fletcherbay@doc.govt.nz

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