Catleys, Kauaeranga Valley

Alert/Important notice

Total fire ban

There is a total fire ban in place in all DOC campsites in the Coromandel - no open fires, no camp fires, and no fireworks are permitted.

Campsite category



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Catley's campsite. Photo: Tony Wasley.
Catley's campsite

  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $5 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Campsite details

  • Number of tent sites - 30
  • Maximum number of people - 100

Campsite near the river. There is a short historic walk that can be done from the campsite.

This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.


6.5 km north of Kauaeranga Visitor Centre, opposite Booms Flat campsite.

Getting there

Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Road from Thames for 14km to the visitor centre. The campsite is 6.5 north of the visitor centre, first campground on the right past the visitor centre.

Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1836122-N5893347
Latitude: -37.07643831, Longitude: 175.6561691

Plan and prepare

  • Closed during winter.
  • Pay camp fees at the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.
  • Open from October (Labour weekend) until 30 April.

Find out more

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 7 867 9080
Address:   Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
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