Harataonga Campsite

Harataonga Campsite

Great Barrier Island/Aotea


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1 Great Barrier Island


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Harataonga Camping Ground


Great Barrier Island

You cover alot of gravel road to get here, including a winding entry into the bay, but this campsite is nestled in a fantastic location. The white sand Harataonga beach is only a hop, skip and a jump away.
Great Barrier Island free of rats, mustalids, hedgehogs and possums, but has ship rats and mice. Argentine ants are also not welcome - please check your gear, boats, kayaks for these pests and destroy any ants you find. Kauri dieback disease is present. Keep to the defined tracks, clean your footwear before and after visiting kauri forest areas, and stay away from kauri tree roots.


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DOC Auckland

Central government organisation


North IslandAuckland RegionGreat Barrier Island


  • Basic Camping


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Chris Metcalf

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic doc camp-ground. Lovely stream with ducks right outside your tent. Short walk to the beach and located at the start of the picturesque coastal walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Back to basic on this fabulous DOC site. A 2.5 km dirt road leads us to a beautiful campground, close to an amazing beach. The only sound we hear are the birds and the waves in the far distance. The limited facilities are clean and we probable picked the best place, with views to the bay.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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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 😍

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Cymen Crick

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