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Great Coromandel Coastal Clean-up


Sat 10 Mar 2012, 10:00am–2:00pm

Where: Long Bay Motor Camp, 3200 Long Bay Road, Coromandel, The Coromandel

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Due to the strong winds and heavy rain forecast for Saturday 3 March, we have postponed our Great Coromandel Coastal Clean-up by one week, to Saturday 10 March. Aside from the date change, all event plans remain the same.

We are looking for volunteers for this massive community coastal clean-up on beaches around the Coromandel Peninsula. On Saturday 10 March, volunteers and boat-owners are invited to join the effort to help remove litter from our coastlines. With hundreds of school students and volunteers confirmed already, this is going to be a huge event.

To get involved, simply turn up at one of our five clean-up locations between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 10 March. Clean-ups will be based at the Long Bay Boat Ramp in Coromandel, the Kuranui Bay Reserve in Thames, outside the Whangamata and Pauanui Surf Life Saving Clubs, and at the Whitianga Wharf. Just sign-in with our team, get your clean-up equipment (all provided for free), and hit the beaches en masse to give back to our beautiful coastlines.

See a map of all of these clean-up locations, find out more and register to volunteer at or through the links above.

During our first Great Coromandel Coastal Clean-up in April last year, over 550 school students and volunteers as well as 18 boats joined Sustainable Coastlines to remove 58,000 litres – nearly two full shipping containers – of rubbish from the beautiful coast and islands around Coromandel Town.

Thanks to the generous support of Smart Environmental, Thames Coromandel District Council, Club Marine Insurance and Burnsco Marine and Leisure, this year we are extending the event to both sides of the Peninsula.

Boats are particularly useful for this activity so if you want the perfect excuse to launch your craft – however big or small – please contact marine operations manager Sam Judd on or 021 058 9349. Reef Shipping has kindly offered to supply free fuel for boats if you register early.

For more information and updates as plans progress, check out the event page on Sustainable Coastlines' website. Register to volunteer and book-in your camping spot through the links above.

Camping for volunteers

Event participants are invited to stay on both the Friday and Saturday nights at our volunteer campground at Tucks Bay, part of the stunning Long Bay Motor Camp just north of Coromandel Town. This secluded bay, surrounded by native bush, will be ours for the weekend and will also be the venue for a post-event barbecue and celebration on Saturday evening after the clean-up.

Book-in your spot online and camping is available for just $10 + BF per person, per night (usually $19). Bookings are available for Friday 9 March, Saturday 10 March, or both nights. Spaces are limited and it’s first-in, first-served, so get in quick! Book-in your camping spot through the link above.

From the office at Long Bay Motor Camp, Tucks Bay is a two-minute drive over the gravel road or a 5-10 minute walk around the coastal path. Tucks Bay has running water and composting toilets and while we will have a generator for some lighting, there is no power available there, so please bring a torch! Kitchen, toilet and shower blocks - as well as the public boat ramp - are located back in Long Bay where there is power. Bring 50 cent coins for hot showers. Check out a map of Tucks Bay here:

Book-in your camping spot through the link above.