Fantail Bay Campsite

Fantail Bay Campsite

Northern Coromandel


8 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

20 Coromandel Town


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Fantail Bay Recreation Reserve


DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Huge pohutukawa trees, grass and a nice stoney beach. there are a bunch of short walks to do in the region - some of them with fantastic views. Safe swimming beach.

The road to get here is beautiful - be aware though, it can be quite tight in areas with steep drop offs. The road from Colville north is unsealed.


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DOC Coromandel

Central government organisation


North IslandCoromandelCoromandel Town


  • Basic Camping


Steve's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Quiet and off the beaten path. Charged us $10 per person and $3 for a rubbish bag? It rained hard the night we stayed here, we were first up and out of camp only to find one of the two swale crossings along the way was washed out. Stranded for three hours until the near by landowner/farmer let us use his bridge to be on our way!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Orla Mchuggett

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

Beautiful spot. Great fishing. Shame about the doc camp supervisors. Really felt out privacy was taken away. Felt like they were always hovering over us. Just did not feel relaxed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful place and quiet.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful place and quiet.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Liz Dolman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful site just by the bay. Only cold showers and long drop toilets but very clean and well managed.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Great value for money and a fantastic spot

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Bob and Carol Duncan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fishing off the rocks - catching snapper over 7kg.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Not too big, scenic, good toilets & rubbish facility

Reviewed almost 13 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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