Facilities & Activities

DoC Camp Site at Home Bay

The Home Bay Camp Site, 5 mins walk from the Home Bay wharf, 90 minutes walk from Rangitoto's Islington Bay or approx 3 hours from Rangitoto wharf has basic facilities only - toilets and no showers. The campsite is adjacent to the beach so it is easily accessible by private vessels. This is the only campground on Rangitoto/Motutapu. Adults = $5.00 per night, children = $2.50. Fullers Ferries operate ferries into Motutapu Home Bay wharf only on Motutapu Restoration Trust public volunteering Sundays. Click on this link:
http://www.fullers.co.nz/tickets-fares/timetables/motutapu.php

Information and bookings contact the Department of Conservation Information Centre

Note that you can now book your Home Bay campsite online
http://booking.doc.govt.nz/AvailabilityDisplay.aspx?sg=MOT&sd=01/11/09&mp=1

And click on this link to view the various camping areas at Home Bay
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/conservation-campsites-by-region/auckland/auckland-area/home-bay-motutapu-island/home-bay-campsite-map/

Motutapu Outdoor Education Centre (MOEC), Administration Bay

The centre sleeps 180 in bunkhouse accommodation. There is also a lodge with 34 beds, a small conference room and a cottage which sleeps 11. We have a webpage which provides a lot more information on our neighbours at Administration Bay, click here

Motutapu Outdoor Education Centre Motutapu Outdoor Education Centre
MOEC Bookings: (09) 445-4486

Military Sites

There are many disused military sites on the island including a battery of 6 inch guns and anti-aircraft, machinegun, radar and searchlight installations. Click here to learn more.

Things to do and see:

  • Archaeological sites
  • WWII military sites
  • Coastal and farm walks
  • Walk Motutapu (Walkway)
  • Tree planting and restoration projects
  • Restoration Trust nursery
  • Motutapu Outdoor Education Centre
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Camping at Home Bay
  • Summit walk on adjacent Rangitoto

 

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