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Awana Beach


60 non-powered/tent sites

Bookings Required

Seasonal restrictions
Fires are not permitted at any time.

Contact Information
Overseeing Body: Department of Conservation
Awana Bay north of Claris, Great Barrier Island, Auckland, North Island
Phone(s): 09 429 0044


Awana Estuary is on the east coast of Great Barrier Island. Get there via the
Auckland car ferry and then a rough gravel road (dry weather access only).
Camp on an undulating site next to the Awana Stream (take your mozzie
repellent!) and close to one of the island’s most famous surf beaches. This
camping area has a covered outdoor eating shelter with a sink and water from
a tap for washing up, toilets, cold shower and rubbish collection, but no shade.
Camping costs $9 per adult. With room for around 60 tents, bookings are
required all year round.

Surrounded by farmland and dunes, the grassy campsites are next to Awana estuary. Walk 300 m to one of the island’s best surf beaches.

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