Waikawau Bay Lodge

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A comfortable ranch style lodge with sunny veranda and lawn area overlooking the beautiful Waikawau Bay beach and sand dunes.


Accommodation overview


  • Vehicle


  • Sole
  • Shared


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Heating - electric
  • Heating - wood
  • Kitchen - fully equipped
  • Laundry
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilet - flush


  • Boating
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

About this lodge

Access track to the beach is directly across Waikawau Beach Road.


  • Sleeps a maximum of 12 people in  3 bunk rooms:
    • Bunk Room A has 1 set of bunks and 2 single beds
    • Bunk Room B has 1 set of bunks and 2 single beds
    • Bunk Room C has 2 sets of bunks
  • Mattresses are provided but you will need your own bedding, pillows and towels.
  • Full kitchen, electric cooking, microwave, 1 fridge/freezer and BBQ
  • Electric fan heater plus wood fire (wood provided between 30 May – 1 October)
  • Laundry tub facility and clothes line
  • Hot showers and flush toilets

This accommodation is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities. Waikawau Bay Campsite may have composting for 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.


Waikawau Bay Lodge is close to Waikawau Bay Campsite - the same rules apply. Read Northern Coromandel campsite rules.

Getting there

Situated at Waikawau Bay on the North Eastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, 13 km north east of Colville.

The road north of Colville is mostly unsealed, narrow and winding in places and requires careful driving especially during holiday times.


Peak (Christmas school holidays 18 December – 9 February)

Sole occupancy only during this period, maximum 12 people

$1,680 per Saturday to Saturday (7 nights)
In 2:00 pm out by 11:00 am

Shoulder Season 10 February – 30 April

$70 per night per room (4 beds)
In 2:00 pm out by 11:00 am

Low season 1 May – 30 September

$60 per night per room (4 beds)
In 2:00 pm out by 11:00 am

Shoulder Season 1 October – 17 December

$70 per night per room (4 beds)
In 2:00 pm out by 11:00 am

All fees include GST.

A minimum stay of 2 nights applies.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings will open at 9:30 am on Tuesday 1 September 2020, for stays from 1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021.

You'll need an account on our booking system for campsites, huts and lodges to make a booking - create an account from Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Bookings are required year around.

Over the Christmas school holiday period, bookings are for sole occupancy. Outside this period, bookings can be for a bunk room.

Book Waikawau Bay Lodge online, or email waikawaubaycampground@doc.govt.nz

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.


A great place to swim,  fish, surf, walk or just relax .

Matamataharakeke Track begins opposite the Waikawau Bay campsite office (3 hr return, 6.5 km).

Know before you go

The nearest shop is at Waikawau Bay Campsite. The shop operates from late December until early February, and is only 5 minutes drive, so you can have all the comforts of home and everything you need for your stay during this period.

Colville General Store, a 13 km drive, is the next most convenient store, or the shops at Coromandel township.


  • Strictly no dogs or domestic animals allowed on the premise or property.
  • Strictly no cleaning of fish inside or immediately adjacent to the lodge. (A fish cleaning bench and bucket is provided in the back corner of lodge carpark along with compost bins for compostable waste).
  • No camping permitted on site.
  • Park in marked parking areas and keep left hand garage bay door clear of vehicles so equipment can be accessed. 
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