Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay Scenic Reserve


9 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

20 Basic Camping

2 Tokomaru Bay


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Anaura Bay Recreation Reserve
Anaura Bay


Open from Labour Weekend to Easter ONLY

A huge campsite right next to a beautiful beach and a stream. The Anaura Bay Camping Ground is really popular during the summer months and it is only open from Labour Weekend through until Easter. Dump station facilities are only provided between December and February. Toilets are not provided so please bring your own chemical toilets.

A wicked place for all water sports and bush walking.


  • Anaura Bay Campsite closed

    Due to flooding Anaura Bay Campsite is closed for this season. It will reopen Labour Weekend.

    First published on 23 March 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2022.


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DOC East Coast

Central government organisation


North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneTokomaru Bay


  • Basic Camping


Michelle's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Doc campground
Lovely quiet campground, right on safe beach, no toilet you need chemical loo
Water was available, just not drinking water!
Dogs allowed on lead, and off lead on beach
Off the grid type camping
Doc lady was very pleasant, and you need to show you have a chemical loo and vax pass
Would highly recommend this camp ground
For peace and quiet!!

Reviewed 4 months ago

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great doc camp, make sure you bring your portaloo they do have running water available. beautiful white sand beach an absolutely beautiful untouched part of New Zealand

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jason Stalgis

Ranking: 7/10

Nice flat campground. Went fishing on the beach and caught some salmon and mullet. Only one other camper there and it was the end of November. No toilets. The trees in the pictures have grown up quite high so not really any water views but they give good protection from bad weather.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Sylvain Schiber

Ranking: 9/10

Was here in October. Very nice people. Hot shower without time restriction. Toilet, power, nice kitchen, can do a fire on the beach. Nice view.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Trevor Brown

Ranking: 6/10

Lovely setting. Very cramped in peak season. Facilities are old and in serious need of upgrading. Water pressure in showers is non-existent. Management very pleasant and hospitable.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Melissa Hermansson

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful beach camp, and only a small charge per night. Rubbish collection 3 times per weeks, good swimming, no toilets.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sara Clausen


Ranking: 9/10

Very basic campground but in a lovely setting. Just beautiful.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

GN100's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Cramped in peak season, but a great spot next to a great beach. We didn't stay the night, but are keen to stay another time outside of the Christmas seasoin

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Timo Maschke


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place direct on the beach. Welcome for a swim in the morning - you must be self-contained.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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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Cymen Crick