DOC Campgrounds in Auckland
DOC campgrounds in Auckland
Unfortunately there are no DOC campsites in Auckland itself but there are several near by on various Islands in the Hauraki Golf. The closest DOC campsite to Auckland is Motuihe Island, then Home Bay on Motutapu Island and Motuora Island, which is north of Orewa about 30 minutes north of Auckland city.
Motuihe Island has a standard DOC Campsite. Fees are $5.10 per adult per night and $2.50 for children between 5-17 years. Bookings are essential and can be made online via the DOC online booking system. There is a maximum of 48 tent sites. Access is by boat only to the Island or a 3 hour kayak trip (for experienced kayakers only)
Home Bay, Motutapu Island has a standard DOC campsite. The same fees as above apply. Booking online is possible and there are 152 tent sites.
The site is closed from the 23-25 March 2012. Boat access only.
Motuora Island has a standard DOC campsite also. Fees are $6.10 for adults and $3 for children between 5-17 years. Boat access only.
There are a further six DOC camps close to Auckland scattered across Great Barrier Island. If you have time on your side this is a great place to explore for a few days.
For more information on DOC campsites around Auckland you should go to the doc website.