Stony Bay Campsite
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Stony Bay Campsite

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Stony Bay Road, Coromandel New Zealand
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Auckland Intl Airport
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Tom C wrote a review May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although a bit of a trek to get to the drive itself has brilliant views and scenery. Then you arrive at the Stony Bay campsite a bay and beach with lots of green grass to park up on with views out to sea. When we were there in mid January there was only a handful of other campers. It is one of DOCs more expensive sites but I assume this is to do with its isolation. There are cold showers - great for when you hop out the sea! And in Mid Jan didn't even feel that cold.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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SHG wrote a review Nov 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We came up to stay a couple of nights before and after the wonderful tramp to Fletchers Bay. Sure, it’s a bit pricier than the usual DOC campsite, but it’s utterly worth it. We were staying in Henry’s Hill which had brand new ablution blocks and a cold shower. Herds of sheep and friendly ducks wandering around. Thought I’d landed in paradise. Much nicer than Fletchers Bay campsite if you are going to do the tramp.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wendycain wrote a review Dec 2021
Hampden, New Zealand
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our 2 days here in our bus, the weather was gorgeous and we swam in the sea and the stream, accompanied by some gentle, inquisitive eels.

There’s plenty of space with clean long drops. Child friendly with tree swings. The water was clean and blue and good to have suitable shoes to walk over stony beach. Once in it’s all good.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Acineto wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn't stay at this campsite but at Fletcher Bay. This was the halfway point on the Coastal walk from Fletcher Bay. The facilities look similar and there were a few toilets which looked new.
The bay was nice and was mostly stone. There were people fishing from the shore as well as on boats. It did look a bit quieter than Flecher Bay. We just went up and down the same trail but there is also another entrance for biking in the area which goes around on the "stock route". The paths do eventually converge towards Fletcher Bay.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Sigrid S wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I went to Stony Bay Campground during the only sunny week in January 2023, tenting for 7 nights. It was beautiful, peaceful and fully within nature. Yes, the beach is stony with a couple of small sandy spots. There is a stream flowing almost parallel to the beach before opening out into the sea, good for kids to play. I loved my long swims in the rather enclosed bay with its clear waters. There is a small boat ramp, and some people kayaked and paddle boarded. One guy spear-caught a decent snapper from his paddle board. The campground features several areas, which are slightly apart from each other, each with a name. Unfortunately there were few suitable trees for shading our tent, but plenty of shade for picnicking. Also plenty of well-serviced long-drop toilets with toilet paper, and nice, modern block with a long-drop toilet, water-less urinals, a sink to wash dishes and a family-sized private cold shower area with plenty of hooks and a rope to hang solar showers. The ranger came about every second day to clean facilities and talk with visitors. It was the last week of school holidays, and there were about a dozen parties around, but overall the campground was only about one quarter full. The campground is the start of the walk and the start of the mountain bike track to Fletcher Bay.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Damian C wrote a review Nov 2019
1.0 of 5 bubbles
$180 for one week with my two kids..... really.... they supply nothing and were rude and accused us of not paying for a night when i paid cash and as i had no change i actually paid more than i had to. Total rip off as DOC takes our tax than rips us off by making us pay $180 for one week to stay on our land..... this is NZ and they are ruining the Kiwi summer holiday... lazy rip off people DOC have become... this is my favorite beach and DOC are ruining it...
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marielee29 wrote a review Oct 2018
Chiltern, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I went there in Oct this year. I think its over rated and so did one other couple I talked too. Doc told me its not their peak season so They don't look after the site as much.
The grass was over grown there was recycling there from their last peak season.
Don't get me wrong it is a nice spot, very tight road to get into the site with some blind corners. Awesome place if you want to get away from everything, bush walks, fishing or just reading a book.
But I think Doc are a bit cheeky charging people a full rate for camping for a site run down when there is a heap of free freedom camping spots in the Coromandel
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Date of stay: October 2018
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