Anaura Bay campsite
Image: Pauline Moore | ©
Opens labour weekend and closes after easter weekend
Turn off SH35 onto Anaura Road, about 67 km north of Gisborne. Travel a further 8.7 km down Anaura Road.
Anaura Bay is north of Tolaga Bay and south of Tokomaru Bay.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E2064734, N5754983
Latitude: -38.2330462, Longitude: 178.30831797
Fees apply per person when occupied, or $15 when in use but left vacant of people.
Fees can be paid at the Gisborne DOC office or email/phone the office for bank deposit details. Eftpos is only available during peak holiday periods when a camp warden is present.
The campsite pass for rental campervans can 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.
Anaura Bay Walkway is located at the northern end of Anaura Bay. It is suitable for most ages and fitness levels and takes approx. 2 hours. Walk through coastal forest, grassed hillside and production pine forest.
Other walks in the area include:
All fires require a permit - check with the local DOC Office for further information.
Due to a limited water supply, campers are asked to conserve water at all times. We adivse that you boil water thoroughly for your own safety, or bring your own drinking water.
Rubbish facilities are provided over the Christmas/New Year period only. There will be a rubbish collection carried out. All refuge must be in rubbish bags which will be provided. Recycle items must be separated and placed in the recycling bins provided. All litter and rubbish must be removed prior to your departure.
Dogs are permitted but must be kept under strict control at all times and on leads. Pick up after your dog. Failure to look after your dog will result in the camp banning dogs and you could be asked to leave.
Children are not permitted to ride quad bikes in the camp under any circumstances. Outside the camp is your responsibility but inside the camp is ours.
All by-products of your successful fishing must be returned to the sea, eg fish guts, scales, bones. No fish waste is permitted in the rubbish bins or toilet tanks.