It maybe back to nature in GBI but you will find a few comforts here. There’s
room for about 14 tents in a grassy area beside the lodge. Campers can
access the lodge restaurant for meals and fabulous Pizzas. You can use the
fully equipped lodge kitchen, hot showers, and flush toilets. Pick-up from the
Great Barrier Island’s Tryphena wharf and Claris airport is by arrangement.
The office and reception is open 9am-12.30 and 6pm-7.30pm. Camping costs
$15 per person per night.
Notes on the following Department of Conservation Campsites on Great
The DOC campsites on the island are all in beautiful coastal settings and
adjacent to important wildlife habitats for endangered birds such as the Brown
Teal and Banded Rail. Please do not bring your domestic pets. Cooking
fires are permitted in fireplaces provided at Akapoua and The Green only.
For this reason bring your own portable gas or spirit fuel cookers. No
alcohol is permitted at the campsites. Rubbish may be managed during the
peak summer period only, so ‘pack-in-pack-out’ at all other times. Please do
not disturb stock and shut all gates behind you. To avoid disappointment,
prior booking, registration and payment of fees are essential before arrival.
Bookings are made through Department of Conservation Area Office, Port
Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island (fax 09 429-0044) (09 429-0071).