Campgrounds on Great Barrier Island
Although there are a few privately owned campsites available, camping facilities on Great Barrier Island are mainly provided by the Department of Conservation. For listings from both options please take a look at the guide below:
Department of Conservation Campgrounds :
All D.O.C. campsites have basic facilities i.e. toilets, water supply and except for ‘The Green’ at Whangaparapara; cold water showers.
Open fires are not permitted at any D.O.C. campgrounds, so please bring your own gas or fuel powered cookers.
Akapoua Bay campsite
A popular family camping area near the sheltered waters of Port Fitzroy.
Awana Beach campsite
Set beside the Awana estuary and a 10 minute walk along the estuary to Awana surf beach. Popular with surfers and younger groups. Minimal shade.
Remote and beautiful. A short walk from spectacular Harataonga Beach.
Medlands Beach campsite
Situated beside the Medlands Stream and behind the sand dunes.
The Green campsite
This is the smallest D.O.C. campground on the island.(only 15 tent sites)
This campsite is fairly exposed but enjoys stunnung views of Rakitu Island, Mt. Hobson and the surrounding mountain ranges.
Privately Owned Campgrounds :
Great Barrier Island Campground
This awesome campsite is situated on 12 picturesque acres of sheltered park like grounds bounded by a fresh water stream.
Situated on the O’Shea Family farm in Awana, this popular campsite offers showers, flush toilets and communal cooking area.
Camping guests share the kitchen, showers, and toilets at the adjacent Stray Possum Lodge backpackers lodge in Tryphena.
Stunning setting right on Kaitoke Beach. Sheltered and sunny and so popular you need to book now!