Port Jackson campsite
Image: Herb Christophers | ©
Fires are not permitted at any time.
The camp office is staffed during the peak summer season, generally from 9 am to 11 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm. Eftpos is available at the camp office.
During the off-peak season the office hours vary and may close for some periods. If arriving without an online booking, ensure you have the correct cash amount in case the self-registration is operating.
A public pay phone is located on the main road outside the camp.
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.
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 a futher 8 km.
Access: Unsealed road from Colville.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1809781, N5959816
Latitude: -36.48400698, Longitude: 175.34180112
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 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.
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.
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 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.
|Port Jackson campsite|
|Phone:||+64 7 866 6932|