The Home Bay, Motutapu Island Campsite is by the beach and right next to event base. This wonderful campsite is near the Reid Homestead built in 1901, and various WWII military remains, with 152 non-powered/tent sites, there is plenty of room. Toilets and water facilities available.

Stay the Friday night before the event and/or Saturday night to make the most of your post event celebrations. Available to all Partners Life DUAL competitors and their families/supporters. The Department of Conservation's continued support of the Partners Life DUAL sees all camping fees waived for event weekend.

Image credit:  Kunal Kumar Photography


To book yourself a camping site simply enter the Partners Life DUAL online and book your campsite during the registration process or through the shop.

For further event weekend camping information please have a read of Dual Campers Information 2020.


By ferry, private boat, kayak or water taxi - we strongly recommend taking the Fullers ferry transport to and from the island. We will have a Friday night ferry out to the island from Devonport and Auckland CBD and a Sunday return ferry back to Devonport or Auckland CBD. Please see the transport page for times.

There will be a Fullers ferry sailing from Auckland to Home Bay (Event Base), Motutapu via Devonport at 7.00pm (from Fullers Terminal in Auckland City and via Devonport 10 minutes later), there is only one sailing on the Friday night.

There will also be a Fullers ferry sailing on Sunday at 12.00noon, which will take campers from Home Bay, Motutapu back to Auckland City via Devonport. Your Fullers ferry wristband will get you on this ferry also.


Facilities – for more information, please see the DOC website.

  • Men’s/Women’s flush toilet block

  • Running water from tap

  • Non-powered/tent sites

As you know, Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands are now officially pest-free. The long term success of this project depends on you and to prevent reinvasion we strongly recommend that you read the info here along with the information below:


  • Check all your gear for rats, mice and ants.

  • Stored away tents and other camping gear provide an ideal place for pests to hide.

  • Take extra care if you have Argentine ants where you live.

  • Clean your footwear and camping gear, removing soil and seeds.

  • Pack food into sealed containers to keep pests out. Open supermarket bags are unacceptable.

NOTE: You will be met by a DOC Ranger before you board the Fullers ferry from Auckland to ensure you are pest-free.