Welcome to Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp

What a blessing it is to leave the house each morning and be surrounded by the amazing beauty that God created. Each day provides the team with opportunities to serve Him and you, our valued guests.

Enjoy browsing our website, which we hope gives you an idea of what awaits you when you come here for your camp, tramp or sporting event. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the highest standard we can provide while you reside here. Bring your group. organisation or school and experience the fellowship of living in a temporary community or simply use the camp as your base as you enjoy all of the activities available here on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Please drop in and take a look if you are in the area.

A historical and geographical perspective....

In 1975 some dedicated and devoted Christians recognised the impact that the exposure to God's creation could have on people's spiritual wellbeing, especially in such a tranquil and scenic environment, inspiring the mission statement "To show that God is real to campers as they relax and enjoy His creation in the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley".

The camp is built on 16 acres of terraced grassland overlooking the Kauaeranga River. Only 5kms from the township of Thames, it is surrounded by hill-country farms, and within easy reach of the acclaimed Pinacles tramp (30 minute drive from camp to the trailhead) and the Kauaeranga Valley Visitors Centre ( DOC) which is another 15 minutes up the valley. The camp is also ideally situated for biking along the Hauraki Bike Trail which can be accessed at Kopu, within 10 minutes drive from camp.

Situated at the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula we are just a short drive from many places of interest, Coromandel Town, Colville, Whitianga, Whangamata, Waihi, Tairua, Puanui, Ngatea, Hot Water Beach (Cooks Beach), Hahei and Miranda Hot Springs, to name a few.

The area is ideal for horse trekking, mountain biking, abseiling, tramping, kayaking, nature walks or just sitting back and enjoying the scenery while being looked after by our staff.

For the keen fly fisherman we are ideally located along the popular and acclaimed Kauaeranga River, reputed to be in the top 15 fly fishing locations in NZ.

Our Awesome leaders team at Kidscamp October 2014

Dorm Refurbishment and Kitchen Upgrade (Phase I) 2013

A huge thank you to everyone who helped during August when camp was in the throes of this huge project.
Camp was closed for all of August and all the work was completed and ready for a group that arrived on September 1st!
Especial thanks got to the guys and gals of MMM (Mobile Maintenance Ministry), who worked unceasingly and in love for the camp. If you feel you would like to support a ministry, either financially or physically, then MMM is worth your consideration. The contact details for MMM NZ are as follows:
1 Kane St, Pirongia. Tel: 07 871 9161/mmmnz@mmm.org.nz. Do visit their website at mmm.org.nz.
If you want to see the way the project progressed visit the Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp Facebook page.


4 Bedroom fully self contained House

Camp Accommodation

  • 8 bunk rooms with total of 80 beds (6 with 12 beds each, 2 with 4 beds each)

  • 2 separate bunk rooms (1 with 8 beds and 1 with 4 beds

  • Large dining room

  • Upstairs Chapel / Meeting room

  • Toilets and showers

Events Centre

  • Full size basketball / netball or volleyball court or indoor soccer pitch.

  • Toilets, showers and changing facilities

  • Mezzanine floor with kitchenette

Tenting experience 4 x 8 to 10 man tents, 2 x Marquees

Changes you should know about

Despite the continuous rise in the cost of living Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp has managed to maintain prices for over 2 years without passing on any increases to our valued guests.
From January 1st 2015 there will be a few changes in our pricing structure.
The cost per person has changed.
Check in: anytime after 11am on the day of arrival
Check out: is up to 11am on day of departure.
All meals between these times (according to the group's programme) will be supplied.
Group size: There is now a minimum group size for camps.
Fully catered/None catered 30 people
Smaller groups are welcome to continue using the camp but will be charged for the minimum number (adult price) as specified above.