Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
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.
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 from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023.
Bookings are required all year.
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.
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.
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.
Your booking will be for the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.
55 km north of Coromandel.
From Coromandel take the Colville Road for 22 km until the Whangaahei Junction, then turn right and follow the Port Charles Rd to Sandy Bay, and then the Stony Bay Rd until the end. This is a no exit road.
Access: Unsealed road from Colville
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816877, N5956498
Latitude: -36.51231214, Longitude: 175.42188241
Arrival/departure times: Check-in from 2 pm. Leave campsites before 11 am - you can 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/access: Boats over 5 metres in the campground are discouraged as space is limited. Water access from the campground isn't guaranteed.
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.
Walk to Fletcher Bay along the Coromandel Walkway.
Good fishing and diving nearby.