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Akapoua Bay
(Port FitzRoy)

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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Tent Sites: 30

Set in a sheltered bay amongst mature pohutukawa trees. About a 15min walk to shop, info centre, wharf, fuel and District Nurse. A popular place for families and boaties, Akapoua is close to the DoC track network including the Kaiaraara kauri dam, waterfall track. Good fishing in the harbour.

Cold showers, Toilets

Adult $10
Youth (5-14) $5

Awana

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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Tent Sites: 60

Surrounded by farmland and dunes, campsites are next to the Awana estuary.  300m to a great surf beach. Close to historic sites.  A barrier divides camping areas from a picnic area.  Keep an eye out for endangered bird life.  Vehicle access to the beach is not permitted. No shade.  About a 10min drive to Claris stores & cafe.

Cold showers, Toilets

Adult $10
Youth (5-14) $5

Awana Mickey's Campground

Ph: 09 4290 140
or 09 4290 707

Flat sites on a farm under mature trees, near the bush and the beach and on main road.  Buses Daily.  No animals.  $7 per person.
About a 10min drive to Claris stores & cafe.

Showers,
Flush Toilets

Harataonga

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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Tent Sites: 60

Sited between two streams, overlooking Overton's Beach and Rakitu Island with shelter amongst mature trees. 300m from the beach, surrounded by farmland. Vehicle access to the beach is not permitted. About a 30min drive to Claris stores
& cafe.

Cold showers, Toilets

Adult $10
Youth (5-14) $5

Kaiaraara Hut

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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Located at the beginning of the Mt Hirakimata (Hobson) track at Kaiaraara Bay, Port FitzRoy. 
About a 30/40min walk to shop, info centre etc.

$15 Adult
$7.50 Youth (5-17)
Children Free

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make a booking.

28 Bunks
Wood Stove
Water
Toilets

Medlands

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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Tent Sites: 70

Situated at the southern end of Medlands Beach with some shade. Surrounded by a mix of farmland and holiday homes the campground overlooks a tidal stream which is safe for swimming.  About a 10min drive or 30/40min walk to Claris stores & cafe.

Cold showers, Toilets

Adult $10
Youth (5-14) $5

Kereru Campsite

Medlands

 

Enjoy being in the heart of Medlands, relaxing at your own sunny and private camp site, amongst an abundance of bird life. Sheltered by mature trees a large grassy area provides ample room for tents. A simple structure contains a basic kitchen including all cooking needs.
Maximum 8
$60pn for 4
BBQ
Outdoor fire pit.
Picnic table
Basic kitchen
2burner gas cooker.
Large chiller bin,
12v LED lighting
Family 2 bedroom tent and air beds for hire

Mount Heale Hut

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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Set in a saddle below Mt Heale the hut offers back country accommodation with stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf and Little Barrier Island.

$15 Adult
$7.50 Youth (5-17)
Children Free

20 beds
in two rooms,
Gas Cooking,
Water supply,
Toilets

Tryphena
Stray Possum
09 4290 109
or 0800 POSSUM

Backpacker Lodge with campground. Cape Barrier Road, Tryphena, walking distance to wharf.  Access to Restaurant & Bar.  About a 30/40min walk to Tryphena shops and cafe.

Hot showers, Shared Kitchen/Lounge

Whangaparapara

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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"The Green"
Tent Sites: 15

Located on the edge of Whangaparapara Harbour. No vehicle access. The Green is the smallest DOC campground on the island.  North of here you enter the track network and the forest road mountain bike track.  Access to the Hot Springs and Port FitzRoy to the North.  About an hours walk to Claris shops & cafe.

Toilets,
Shop
(1km)

Adult $10
Youth (5-14) $5

Whangapoua

DOC

Bookings essential in
the summer. 
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Tent Sites: 75

Set in farmland at the Whangapoua estuary and the best right hand surf bar in NZ.  Views of Mt Hirakimata.  Close to the Harataonga Coastal walk and low tide access across the estuary to the Wairarapa  grave site at the Northern end of the beach.  Keep an eye out for rare birds nesting on this beach. No shade.  About an hours walk to Port FitzRoy general store.

Open showers, Toilets

Adult $10
Youth (5-14) $5

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Department of Conservation Information

Bookings: These are essential. Spaces are limited and most campgrounds are booked out during the holiday season.  Tel.  (09)429 0044

Fires: Because of the high fire risk on Great Barrier Island, campfires are not permitted.

Dogs: Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted on conservation lands, including
campgrounds. All campgrounds are near special wildlife habitats, home of endangered birds
like the brown teal. If you bring any pets, don't be offended if you are asked to leave.

Camp Fees: Fees are payable at time of booking. Otherwise, a self-registration system is in operation at each campground, although a campground supervisor may collect fees during peak periods.
Adults $10 per night, 5-17 years $5.00pn 0-4 years free,

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Stray Possum Lodge Tryphena Bunkrooms $23pp pn. Camping $12pp pn.
Backpacker Accommodation
Crossroads Lodge Claris Bunks $30.00, Single $45.00, Double/Twin $70.00 pn
Great Barrier Lodge Whangaparapara Cabins from $35pp pn
IslandStay Okiwi Houses sleeps up to 8 in 3bedrooms. From $90pn for 2
Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas    Medlands          Backpacker from $25pp pn
Orama Karaka Bay Port FitzRoy Bunkrooms, Cabins
Pohutukawa Lodge Tryphena Backpacker from $25pp pn
Wiltshire Manor Claris
09 4290 773
Sleeps up to 6 in double, twin + From $30pp pn.  Linen $5pp