Port Jackson campsite

Image: Shellie Evans | ©


Port Jackson, one of the Coromandel’s most magnificent beaches, plays host to some awesome adventures and exploration.


  • Walk the Muriwai Walk - a well-formed farm track along the ridge towards Wharekaiatua Pa.
  • Watch the shore birds and sea birds including dotterels, oystercatchers, Caspian terns and gannets.
  • Look out for dolphins, seals and the occasional orca or stingray.
  • Play on the 1.2 km  of sandy beach with bucket and spade.

Get ready

Download the Port Jackson Campsite adventure map and activity sheet (PDF, 2,077K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: From Coromandel, follow Colville Road for 43 km until the intersection with Port Jackson and Port Charles Road (passed Colville). Turn into Port Jackson Road and follow this for 26 km to the campsite.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Port Jackson Campsite code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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