Otautu Bay Farm Camp is a 30 minute drive north from Coromandel town and 10 minutes north from Colville (on mainly sealed road). Colville has a general store and is the most northern stop for petrol/gas and general supplies. The camp which is bordered by a working farm is spread along most of the bay which provides boat launching, excellent fishing, kayaking and a beautiful safe, sandy swimming beach. It is a great place for walking, relaxing and enjoying spectacular sunsets. It is also an excellent base to further explore the northern end of the Coromandel Peninsula. Facilities include a laundry, metered hot water showers and a range of toilet blocks. There is no kitchen, freezer space accessed by arrangement. Bait, water and ice for sale. Camp sites $14 per adult $6 per child up to14yrs. $6 extra for a powered site per night. Pricing subject to change. Eftpos and credit cards (mastercard and visa) accepted. Bookings are essential during Christmas/January and major public holiday periods. Pets by arrangement with current vaccination certificate. Wendy and John are your hosts.
This older-style camp is lush with trees and has a scenic reserve on one
boundary. Just up from the beach and set back from the main road, it’s a
good spot to launch kayaks and paddle upstream or out to sea. The central,
well-used communal area has alfresco dining under a pergola with wood
and gas BBQs on hand. For the indoor cook, the older kitchen has stoves,
microwave, fridges, and opens to a cosy lounge with TV, internet kiosks, books
and a fireplace. The ablutions have ‘curtained-only’ showers ($2) and the small
laundry with automatic machines. Grant is the owner, and Charmaine will
book you in. Non-powered sites are from $20 per person, powered sites
from $23. Seasonal rates apply.
This resort has a spectacular beachfront location, with island-studded ocean views and the famous pink and white sands of Hahei beach. An easy walk to Cathedral Cove and marine park. The resort_s mature and well-wooded grounds have 300 sites, around half with power. The hill-top, beachfront campervan sites have incomparable views and come with their own picnic tables and clotheslines. In the camper_s kitchen are fridges, microwave and hob cooking. There is a resort store on site and a village shopping centre close by. Three well-cleaned blocks of ablutions have roomy, timed showers, and baths (including a baby_s bath). There is a central covered laundry area, and it has a free air pump for airbed inflation! The breezeway area has clotheslines and opens to a drying room. In another building is a comfy TV room. After a successful day_s fishing, use the fish-cleaning facilities, BBQs and outdoor shellfish boilers. Paid wireless internet is available. Pure drinking water is supplied from a natural on-site source and dump stations are provided. For pricing, please contact the camp.
Just 7 km north of Whitianga, at the northern end on the right hand side is
this lovely beachfront, paddock park-over for motorhomes. The camp spot
is part of a large working farm belonging to the Simpson family. The site has
no power or toilets but a good spring water supply, and can only take fully
self-contained vehicles. It is dog friendly (must be vaccinated and on leash at
all times) for responsible owners. Margaret and Peter Simpson who live next
door (at 1095) are your hosts and here you can pay your $10 per van per
night. Pack in and pack out - please take you rubbish with you.
Just 8 km south of Whitianga, turn off the State Highway and drive 3.5 km of easy gravel road to this rustic country holiday and animal park. Watch for the signs and enter at the caf_ and office. Camp in a peaceful rural setting, with bird calls and bush surrounds. Hook up to one of the 15 powered sites on a large, all-weather hard stand area, bordered by a small stream and beautiful landscaping. Across a little bridge, through the trees, you_ll find three large unisex bathroom suites (toilets and free showers) one with disabled access. An outdoor sheltered BBQ area is in the grounds or make use of the kitchen There is a washing machine and tub in the porch of the spacious ablution block and a dump station provided. Campers enjoy free access to the many friendly birds and animals in the park facility - a real hit with the kids. Pony rides are available and they have a caf_. There are train rides, walk in aviary, kids playground with fort and a new 6 hole mini mini putt. Your friendly hosts are Gaye and Fred. Sites are from $18 per person per night.
Pauanui can be a little challenging to navigate for the tourist, as there are
minimal information signs. Look for Vista Paku as you come into town
and then follow it nearly to the end. This camp is largely filled with wellkept,
permanent ‘weekenders’ and there are only 7 powered sites for casual
stopovers. The smart camp kitchen is roomy, with modern appliances and fridge/freezer. The bright ablutions have tidy, free showers with plenty of hot
water and a baby’s room with bath and change table. An automatic laundry
and dump station are provided. There is an internet kiosk here. Your hosts
are Treive and John Andrew. Powered sites are $20 per adult and $12 per
child. Seasonal rates apply
Broken Hills Number of tent sites - 45 Maximum number of people - 200 Broken Hills campground. Broken Hills campground Camp beside the Tairua River and explore the old gold mining area around the steep cliffs. The Broken Hills Campsite near the end of Puketui Valley Rd is located beside the Tairua River amongst native bush. The camp operates on a first come, first served basis. It has toilets and a rubbish collection area, but no piped water. Water taken directly from the river or streams should be boiled or treated before drinking to reduce the risk of infection. A camp manager regularly visits the site during summer to check on camping, clean facilities and collect fees. An honesty box system operates at other times. Please be considerate to other campers and keep noise levels down. Camping outside designated areas is not permitted.
On Shelly Beach for swimming and a boat ramp less than 5mins away, this is a popular spot for boaties. Camp on level, roomy sites, dotted with trees in pleasant surroundings. 72 sites have power and there are abundant tent sites. Kids will enjoy the jumping pillow and climbing tower. The centrally-located, well-presented amenities block offers free showers and a disabled access/family suite (with baby_s bath). A large, bright kitchen opens to a breezeway and basic outdoor dining area and BBQ. There is a roomy automatic laundry with tubs, an ironing board, and a dump station is provided. Rest up in the camper_s lounge that has a fireplace, easy chairs and TV. The office/shop carries some basic items and fishing trips and tours can be arranged. Boat parking, internet and wireless are available. All sites are from $21 per adult, plus $6 extra for power. Seasonal rates apply. Dogs by prior arrangement only, and groups are very welcome.
Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.
Free to camp.
There are two sites to camp on Okahu Road, the road end and the larger mid-Okahu camp (formerly known as Grader Camp). The camps are on grass terraces adjacent to Okahu Stream. The areas kahikatea trees were extensively logged and now podocarp are regenerating. Good picnicking and walking in the forest.
Bookings not required - first come, first served.
The gateway to Paradise, 6km north of Coromandel, this camp is set against a backdrop of bush-clad hills with a beautiful swimming beach just across the road. Permanent _weekenders_ dominate the camp but a few powered sites are available for casual campers plus there are plenty of tent sites. Boat parking may be available. Catch your own dinner, with a five minutes_ walk to the fishing spot. There are two serviceable amenity blocks and a kitchen. Tent sites are from $15 per person and powered sites from $20 per person. Seasonal rates apply. Your hosts are Les and Ana.