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159 Basic Camping
3 Great Barrier Island
Akapoua Bay on Great Barrier Island is a top place to camp in a sheltered bay amongst pohutukawa trees. The DOC Field Centre is next door and a shop just up the road. There are some great day walks to do to the kauri dam. Primo fishing, swimming and kayaking in the harbour. There is a large sheltered cooking area to create culinary feasts. Or venture to nearby Fitzroy Fishing Club - good honest beer and food and locals aren't shy for a yarn, so you'll get to know the place. Good livin!
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Great Barrier Island
Number of tent sites - 30.
Nestled in the shelter of Fiztroy. Easy access point to the walks up to Mt Hobson and Coppers Castle, plus the many walks to the south of the island. Good place to take shelter if the weather isn't great. Swimming is OK - but not the best on the island by any means. Only go at high tide and make sure you wear your shoes. Nearby fishing club is worth a visit for a the locals alone.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍