Big Bay Bach is located in Mahurangi regional park
Please note that booking hours for regional parks campgrounds, SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites is as follows:
No bookings can be taken over the phone (or in person on site) outside of these times.
No cash payments are available at any time on park. We strongly recommend that you call our contact centre in advance of your arrival on park on (09) 366 2000, option 1, to make your booking.
Animals (except aid dogs) are prohibited at all times.
All our regional parks are rubbish free. Whether you call it rubbish, trash or garbage, please bag it all up and recycle it or throw it away when you return home.
As from the 1st May 2014 the maximum person limit for this bach is 6 persons.
Big Bay Bach is located on the eastern side of the peninsula that encloses the Mahurangi Harbour. It has a beautiful sandy beach and the bach is located in a clearing surrounded by cabbage trees and pohutukawa. Walk, kayak, boat or simply relax. Only accessible by boat.
Untreated tank water. (gravity fed from roof ). The Ministry of Health recommend boiling untreated drinking water. Conserve water as there is a limited water supply.
For more information please contact us at the Auckland Council or email
Only accessible by water (boat, kayaking etc). Boat to the southern end of Big Bay. Note: The second bay travelling north on the eastern side of Mahurangi East. (The first bay is called Dairy Bay). Then 2 mins walk from beach to bach. Or boat to the southern end of Lagoon Bay.
Note: A shallow tidal bay. Then a 15 min walk from Lagoon Bay up and over the ridge to the bach at Big Bay. Kayaks or dinghies can be hand-launched from Sullivans Bay approx. 2.2km, or there is a boat ramp with boat trailer launching facilities at Wenderholm Regional Park. Scott Landing, Martins Bay, and Opahi Bay also have boat trailer launching facilities.
Check with Auckland Council for restrictions on these boat ramps, e.g. access, parking, tides that may affect the use of the boat ramp.
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