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Top 5 Campgrounds on Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island Camping: Top 5 Campgrounds on Great Barrier Island

Things to Do on Great Barrier Island

For those seeking a true escape into nature, Great Barrier Island offers some of the best camping experiences imaginable. Once you arrive and pick up your Great Barrier Island rental car with Stay High Island Camping Co., get ready to wake up to the sound of birdsong, breathe in the fresh sea air, and immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty.  Great Barrier Island’s coastal campsites are some of the best in the country, and Stay High Island Camping Co.’s rooftop tents truly allow you to make the most of your Great Barrier Island camping experience.

  1. Harataonga Campground: Nestled among native bush and just a stone's throw from the beach, Harataonga Campground provides a tranquil and picturesque setting for camping enthusiasts. Camp beneath massive Pohutukawa trees in one of the more remote parts of the island. With access to the Harataonga Coastal Track, it’s a great base for trampers.

  2. Awana Campground: Tucked at the back of the estuary of Awana Beach, this campground on great barrier island offers direct access to a great surf beach. Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and wake up to the energizing sea breeze.

  3. Sugarloaf Campground: If you're seeking a camping spot pretty much on the beach, Sugarloaf is your best bet.  Located at the Southern end of Kaitoke Beach, this private campground ticks all the boxes and provides great shelter and privacy beneath towering Macrocarpa trees.

  4. Akapoua Campground:  Beyond Port Fitzroy in the north lies Akapoua, a sheltered campground backing onto the harbour.  This a great place to base yourself for fishing, and it’s also close to heaps of walking tracks and waterfalls.

  5. Medlands Campground:  Medlands is a large family favourite campground located at the southern end of Medlands Beach.  Easy access to safe swimming and close to all the action, Medlands is usually one of the busier campgrounds on the island, but epic nonetheless.
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