IntroductionAt the northern tip of the Peninsula, this campsite is at the water’s edge next to the beach. At the eastern end of the campsite, the Muriwai Coastal Walk leads up the headland towards Wharekaiatua Pa and along the coast, with stunning coastal views.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Diving and snorkelling
- Kayaking and canoeing
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Facilities and services
- Maximum number of people – 185.
Rubbish and recycling
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): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 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 book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge. Sites may not be available if you do not book.
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.
Bookings are not currently open for the 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 season.
Check back here regularly for updates. A minimum of two weeks’ notice will be given.
Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December - 28 February and for public holiday weekends.
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.
Your booking will be for the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.
58 km north of Coromandel.
From Coromandel take the Colville Road for 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn left and follow the Port Jackson Road for 28 km until you get to Fantail Bay. From Fantail Bay follow the road for 8 km.
Access: Unsealed road from Colville. There is a ford (water crossing) between Port Jackson and Fletcher Bay that can be difficult to drive across at times of heavy rain.
Port Jackson Road conditions
Port Jackson Road sustained substantial damage during 2022/23 summer storms. This is a remote, narrow, winding gravel road, which is not two lanes. While the road has been repaired, there are more one way stretches and it is compromised in places.
We advise visitors use a reliable and well maintained 4WD and drive carefully. If towing you must be prepared to reverse sections of the road depending on where you meet oncoming traffic. There may be vehicles larger than you on the road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1809781, N5959816
Latitude: -36.48400698, Longitude: 175.34180112
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 more than five metres long are discouraged as space in the campsite is limited. Beach launching with 4WD only. Water access from the campsite 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.
Walking and tramping
The stunning coastal Muriwai walk leaves Port Jackson at the northern end of the beach.
Port Jackson has a lovely sweeping golden sandy beach and is ideal for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and diving.