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:

Information and bookings contact the Department of Conservation Information Centre

Note that you can now book your Home Bay campsite online

And click on this link to view the various camping areas at Home Bay

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