Great Barrier Island Camping: Top 5 Reasons to Go Camping 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. Here are the top 5 reasons to go camping on Great Barrier Island.
1. The Beaches: Every single DOC campground is within walking distance to beautiful white sand swimming beach. This is hard to beat on a hot summer's day, going back and forth between your campsite and the beach. The east coast campsites (Medlands, Sugarloaf, Awana, Harataonga, and Whangapoua) are great for swimming, surfing, fishing, and beach combing.
2. The Walking Tracks: Several campgrounds (Medlands, Harataonga, Whangapoua, and Akapoua) have walking tracks that are within a short distance. This makes these campsites popular with hikers. Nothing better than finishing the track right at your campsite!
3. The Serenity: Most campgrounds have plenty of space to spread out and enjoy some quiet time and privacy. And depending on what time of year you come, often times the campgrounds are nearly empty. This makes camping on Great Barrier Island the perfect place to recharge and reset.
4. The Night Sky: Viewing Great Barrier Island's famous night sky is easy from each campground. Just look up. Looking out from your tent at the sky on a clear night is mesmerising and rivals anywhere else in the world.
5. The Amenities: All campgrounds are regularly maintained by staff. Each campsite has access to toilets, showers, water, and a cooking shelter, making camping life easy.
For more information of Great Barrier Island campgrounds, check our blog post here, where we go over each one.