Northern Coromandel campgrounds get a makeover

By . Image credit Andreas Gaul - DOC. 2019 march

Waikawau Bay Campground in the Coromandel will be closed from 1 March to 30 June 2019 for a $2.1Million upgrade on water facilities

The 1250 camper capacity campground will be closed to the public while 10 new ablution blocks, complete with point taps, showers, and sink benches are installed. They will be fitted with automatic shut-off type tapware. The upgrade will conserve water usage by up to 60%.

DOC is upgrading a number of Northern Coromandel campgrounds. The investments, which include new facilities, will improve campers’ experiences and accommodate the influx of visitors to the region over the busy summer season.

Operations Manager Nick Kelly says “the new facilities have been designed to conserve water across the campground. The measures not only reduce the amount of water waste but also encourage visitors to drink the drinking water on site rather than bringing in bottled water. The empty bottles usually end up in local waste stations.”

More information from DOC is available here.