Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

Waikawau Bay Campsite

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.


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.

Waikawau Bay is an expansive campground with a capacity of 1,250 people. Number of unpowered/tent sites - 323 (maximum 5 per site) Number of powered sites - 21 in zone 4 (maximum 5 per site).


Pack in Pack out with food scrap bins available for Composting, Worm farms and Bokashi

 Fees Apply

How to find us?

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Physical Address

96 Waikawau Beach Rd
Waikawau Bay

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