Department of Conservation Pandora DOC Campsite New Zealand

Pandora DOC Campsite

Department of Conservation Pandora DOC Campsite in the Te Paki Recreation Reserve and Te Rerenga Wairua on Spirits Bay near Cape Reinga, Far North, New Zealand.

Department of Conservation campsites are popular with Kiwis and can be crowded in peak seasons. Some require booking but most are first-come-first-served, which means get there early or have alternatives ready. Probably the cheapest accommodation to be found, they are perfect for campervans or those traveling on a budget with a car and tent. Prices and details can change, use the links below for the latest information and any current alerts in the area.

Fees & Booking

This is a DOC Basic Campsite. Basic campsites are free.

Contact and Location Details

The contact details are for the nearest DOC office that might be far away from the actual location. Usually you do not need to contact DOC unless you require specific information or need to report something. The actual location can be found on the map or by using the GPS coordinates if provided. Note that I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible with the GPS coordinates, however use at your own risk.

Kaitaia Office,
25 Matthews Avenue,
Kaitaia 0441.

+64 9 408 6014

   -34.45229, 172.77756

Pandora is located on the northern coastline of the Far North. From Kaitaia head north on State Highway 1. Follow signposts for Cape Reinga. As you near Cape Reinga, a carpark and signage is located on the right-hand side of the road. From the carpark, its about a two-hour walk along a well-formed track to the campground. Alternatively, you can access the campsite via the Te Paki Coastal Track from Taputaputa or Kapowairua (Spirits Bay).

Access

This campsite can be accessed by:

  • Foot
  • Mountain Bike
  • Car
  • 4WD
  • Campervan
  • Caravan
  • Boat

Accommodation

This is a DOC Basic Campsite. They have very limited facilities so you need to be fully self-sufficient. There are basic toilets and water may be from a tank, stream or lake. Access may be by foot-only, boat-only or road.

10 powered sites.

30 non-powered sites.

Facilities

Open fires are not permitted unless specified and may have restrictions.

  • Dump Station
  • Tap Water
  • Stream Water
  • NO WATER
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Non-flushing Toilet
  • Hot Showers
  • Cold Showers
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Cooking Shelter
  • Barbecue Area
  • Campfires Permitted
  • Boat Ramp
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Facilities for Disabled
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