Port Jackson campsite
Image: Herb Christophers ©


At the northern tip of the Peninsula, this campsite is at the water’s edge next to the beach. At the eastern end of the campsite, the Muriwai Coastal Walk leads up the headland towards Wharekaiatua Pa and along the coast, with stunning coastal views.

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • BBQ
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shower - cold
  • Water from tap
113 non-powered/tent sites


  • Boating
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

  • Number of tent/caravan/motorhome sites - 113
  • Maximum number of people - 450

View a map of campsite zones (PDF, 2,064K)


  • Toilets

Getting there

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


  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Additional fees

Each campsite is required to pay an additional $3 (at time of booking or check-in, whichever is first) to assist with the cost of recycling and disposal of residual waste.


  • 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.


Online bookings are open for the 2016/2017 summer season from 9 am, 1 July 2016.

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.

Book Port Jackson campsite online or contact Port Jackson Campsite.

Before you book:


Walking and tramping

The stunning coastal Muriwai walk leaves Port Jackson at the northern end of the beach.

Water activities

Port Jackson has a lovely sweeping golden sandy beach and is ideal for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and diving.

Know before you go

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 fires/fireworks.

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
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