Camping and More at the Anaura Bay Campsite

Anaura Bay areaFancy spending a weekend camping by the bay? The Anaura Bay Campsite is a laidback campground right next to a gorgeous beach and surrounded by coastal bush and forest. There are scenic views of Anaura Bay and even a stream nearby.


Activities at Anaura Bay Campsite


Anaura Bay is a perfect spot for swimming, diving, snorkelling, and fishing. For walking and tramping, there’s the Anaura Bay Walkway at the north end of the bay.

The track takes about 2 hours to walk and is suitable for the whole family. The Walkway takes you through grassy hillsides and coastal forests.


How to get there

From State Highway 35, enter Anaura Road and travel 8.7 kilometres to Anaura Bay. The area is south of Tokomaru Bay and north of Tolaga Bay.


Before you go

Bookings are not required at the Anaura Bay Campsite. There are 75 non-powered/tent sites available on a first come, first served basis. This is a standard campsite, which means there will be water from tap, dump stations (over the Christmas/New Year period only), and access to cars, campervans, caravans, and mountain bikes.

Toilets are not provided. You must have a chemical toilet. Dogs are only allowed at the campgrounds if they are on a leash.

If you want to set up a bonfire, you must obtain a permit from the local Department of Conservation office.

The Department of Conservation charges a fee of $8 per night for adults and $4 per night for children (5-17 years). There is no admission fee for infants and toddlers (0-4 years).


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One Response to “Camping and More at the Anaura Bay Campsite”

  1. Paul Kieth

    Hi, I just read your article. I am so interested in forest camping. what about you? How long have you been camping? I will definitely share this article with my friends. So, Keep writing.


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