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Waikawau Bay & Beach

Coromandel, North Island

Another DOC managed area with Waikawau Bay described by DOC as, … popular over the summer months and Easter. The campsite is fantastic for families, with around one-third of all campers being children. It is at the gateway to the Northern Coromandel and close to four other DOC campsites. It is nestled beside a stunning white sand surf beach, with two estuaries and a significant wetland. The campsite backs onto native bush which can be explored from the Matamataharakeke Walkway. The Moehau Environment Group (MEG) together with Colville school students undertakes extensive pest management in the wetlands.

Waikawau Bay Campsite offers an isolated back to nature conservation experience, so make sure you come prepared and self-sufficient.’


42 km north of Coromandel Town, From Coromandel take the Colville Road for 22 km to Whangaahei Junction, turn right into Port Charles Road, then right into Waikawau Beach Road and follow for 5 km to the camp.

Access: Port Charles Road is unsealed, narrow and winding in places. Take care especially during the holiday period.

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