Port Jackson Campsite

Port Jackson Campsite

Northern Coromandel



40 Rankers Reviews

22 Face-to-Face

34 Basic Camping

4 Coromandel Town



Port Jackson Recreation Reserve


Port Jackson Camping Ground is right at the northern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula right next to the beach. There are some old Maori sites nearby, some of which are wahi tapu (sacred sites). Protective dune work is being done in this area, so please obey those signs and fenced areas. An awesome place to explore the area and chill at the beach.


Feature Value Info


North IslandCoromandelCoromandel Town


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent/caravan/motorhome sites - 113. Maximum number of people - 450.

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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Kris's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I would like to thank Rankers Camping App in 1st place to help in finding camping sites with ease. This place is an amazing DOC managed campsite. Worth the travel for a mind blowing ocean view and real touch to be with nature. The manager was so kind and friendly to welcome us, advise in setting up things. Ample and private beach bay to enjoy in shore. Well maintained toilets though it’s compost and basic facilities. Down sides are the unsealed gravel road stretch which is time consuming with the usual wear and tear for the vehicle and no shops near by, pack all your needs sufficiently. That’s the cons I would say rather. At the end it’s a great site to spend for a weekend.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Michael Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Arrived in winter and it was very quiet (3 people on the campsite). Camp manager was extremely friendly and gave great advice. Drop toilets and electrical sites. Cold outdoor showers, although there was a sign for warm showers at a lowly cost of $2.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Claire Buckham

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Wow. We loved it here. This was our first night in nz in our camper van. It was a really special place to stay. The campground is quiet and very well maintained right on the beach. it is situated along the length of the beach in a beautiful wide sandy bay backed by low lying sand dunes. There is a pleasant walk along the cliffs to the north of the campsite which we enjoyed and our 5 year old just loved splashing about in the waves and running around on the beach. I couldn't get over the night sky either. I've never seen so many stars. The big but is that the drive along the grit track really does take 1.5hrs. At the time, my husband was ready to kill me for my choice of campsite, but once we'd got there and he'd had a sleep, he loved it. It was indisputably our favourite place to stay of our whole trip.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Fabio Flepp

Ranking: 10/10

Best choice ever to drive all the way up there. Stayed for 2 nights, in a tent right by the shore. Very large area with very few people. Some kiwis that come here every year for several weeks. Top facilities. Shelter, sinks with water, bbq area, showers. Very cool warden that gives you advice about hikes and weather forecasts. The beach at low tide is a perfect place to play frisbee et cetera.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Paul Smith

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful position on the beach with great walks and views. managers very helpful. Plenty of (cold!) showers and long drop toilets. Worth the difficult drive!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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James Oakes

Ranking: 10/10

A great place to spend a night. Very secluded and peaceful, one of my favourite campsites in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Sarah Stone

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location, really friendly and helpful camp manager and perfect spot, right on a secluded beach with plenty of walks near by. Its a LONG drive down very windy, gravel road but worth it at the end. Allow yourself plenty of time to get there. Also, we weren't aware, but you can't continue the whole way around the peninsula from there. The road up the west side ends shortly after the campsite.
Plenty of compost toilets and showers - basic but fine. They also have two powered sites, but these aren't on the beach front.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Rima's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location and quiet. Difficult gravel road to get to.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

DOC Managed

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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Nick Morrison

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