This spacious, family friendly, scenic campsite is nestled beside a stunning white sand beach. The untouched Waikawau Bay is a fabulous place to relax on the beach, fish, swim, kayak or explore.
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  • Waikawau Bay

Waikawau Bay is the largest DOC campsite. It is very popular over the summer months and Easter with families spanning generations, returning year after year. The campsite is fantastic for families, with around one third of all campers being children

Service standard: Standard campsite.

Nightly fees:

9 February to 25 December  2023 – Adult $18 / Child $9 powered (26 sites), Adult $15 / Child $7.50 unpowered.
26 December to 8 February  2024 – Adult $21 / Child $11.50 powered, Adult $18 / Child $9 unpowered.


The shop is only open during the peak summer period only by local volunteer group, MEG. 

No cooking facilities

There are no cooking facilities provided at this campsite. Bring your own gas-operated equipment.

Rubbish and recycling

This campground is Pack In Pack Out. There are no rubbish or recycling facilities for compost or food waste. A container with a sealed lid is recommended for your food scraps. 

The closest refuse transfer station is 525 Hauraki Road, Coromandel Town. See Thames Coromandel District Council website (external site) for opening hours and other transfer stations. 

Where to Find Us

96 Waikawau Beach Rd
Waikawau Bay