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.
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.