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Home Bay DOC Campsite

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Alerts Modified Date: 2024-4-12 > Unsafe road on Motutapu Island > Causeway Bridge closure

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Motutapu Island, Auckland, Auckland, North Island


Overlooking Home Bay, the campsite is near the Reid Homestead built in 1901. A stroll up through regenerating bush to the Northern Junction (via the Rotary Centennial Loop Track) and you can explore various WWII military remains including the battery which defended Auckland's harbour.

Total campsite capacity: 262 people.

Campsite pods

The Home Bay campsite is divided into different areas called pods.

The following pods are on the seaward side of the road:

  • Salty Sea Dogs (23 tent sites) at the northern end of the campground.
  • Nest & Fledglings (13 tent sites) in the middle of the campground.
  • Shore Birds (21 tent sites)
  • Heritage Heights (8 tent sites)

The remaining pods are on the stream side of the road:

  • The Colony (34 tent sites) at the southern end.
  • Night Owls (21 tent sites) near the large pohutukawa tree.
  • Sleepy Hollow (11 tent sites) adjacent to the northern Norski toilet.
  • Early Birds (11 tent sites) at the northern end of the campground.


+64 7 867 9080 or +64 9 379 6476
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