IntroductionThis is a spacious (5 ha) campsite beside the coast. Walk or mountain bike to Fletcher Bay along the Coromandel Coastal Walkway. Good fishing and diving nearby.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Diving and snorkelling
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Mountain biking
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
- Maximum number of people – 300.
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.
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
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 book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge. Sites may not be available if you do not book.
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, narrow and winding road from Colville.
Take extra care on the narrow access road
The access road is remote, narrow, unsealed and has tight corners. There is limited space to pass other vehicles travelling in the opposition direction. Some vehicles you encounter could be towing boats or large trailers. You will need to be prepared to reverse sections of the road depending on where you meet oncoming traffic.
Be prepared for larger traffic numbers over the summer period. Expect the unsealed road surface to become slippery during long periods of rain. Take extra care and drive at low speeds while navigating the narrow road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816877, N5956498
Latitude: -36.51231214, Longitude: 175.42188241
Arrival and departure times: Check-in from 2 pm. 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 group, space is limited.
Boats storage and access: Boats more than five metres long are discouraged as space in the campsite is limited. Beach launching with 4WD only. Suitable for small vessels & kayaks. Water access from the campsite isn't guaranteed.
Water is from a stream and should be boiled or treated before drinking.
No fires or 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.
Caution advised during heavy rainfall
Water levels within the camp can swell and the ford (stream crossing) can become unpassable.
Walk to Fletcher Bay along the Coromandel Walkway.
Coromandel Walkway partial closure due to slips in last summer’s storms. It is a return track from Stony Bay to the slip approx. 1 hour return.
Fishing / Diving and snorkelling
Good fishing and diving nearby.
Mountain bike track is open to walk through to Fletcher Bay.