20 Rankers Reviews
191 Basic Camping
35 Picton / Marlborough Sounds
Not your average camping ground....
South Island ▷ Marlborough ▷ Picton / Marlborough Sounds
Our Jo house has one queen bed and 4 separate bunks and can be booked as individual beds or as one unit. The unit is self-contained with cooking, crockery, cutlery, glassware and refrigeration included.
Track users can book our Whare (cabins) which sleep six (2 x double bunks, 2 x single bunks all in the same accommodation area) and utilises a separate communal kitchen.
Mistletoe Bay boasts 42 camp sites in our tranquil and beautiful environment. We have road and sea access and facilities that are modern and plentiful.
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Rob & Colleen Elwood
A small and uneven camping area with a lot of patronage in the summer holiday season. The access road is gravel, narrow, steep and winding with several potential bottlenecks for opposing traffic. Facilities are well maintained although stretched in a crowd. Vanners are discouraged from filling water containers and there are no facilities for dumping grey or black water. Easy access to the sea for a dinghy or kayak. $2 showers. Lots of walks from the bay and a very safe swimming beach (with stingrays). Campers also need to beware of losing small items to the persistent wekas.
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Lovely inlet setting. Campsites ($32) are set back from the waterfront, so obstructed views from the car. Nice jetty and picnic tables next to the water. Saw stingrays from the Jetty. Paid extra ($2) for a hot 5min shower (we just shared). Nice walk directly from the campsite to a lovely lookout (no paid pass required).
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Expensive camp, plus you pay a lot for a shower and the washing machine cost was excessive. There were little utilities in the the kitchen. The amenities are new and clean with good views.
Excellent site run by very nice people. Mid October was quiet. That's not always true so worth checking. There's a flattish area near the sea or a few more spaces up a slope where we went. Very peaceful. Good facilities, showers were fine, price entirely reasonable for where it is. Some good glow worms nearby. The Onahau walk has great views on the way up and wonderful views at the top.
Fantastic site and even better location. Idyllic. Good facilities, superb setting, great for Queen Charlotte track. Friendly and welcoming warden. Don't be put off by other reviews whinging about price and shower time limits. Folk need to get real. This is 2016 after all and this site would be difficult and expensive to service, being relatively remote.
Philippa and Adam
This is a good place to relax on Marlborough Sounds, or as an overnight if walking the Queen Charlotte track. It's $16 per person per night for an unpowered camping site, hot showers are $2 (although it was baking hot and we just had cold showers). The kitchen had good gas rings and a large fridge-freezer, but limited plates, pans etc. It's about 1.5 km down a gravel road, so really peaceful. Sometimes the people running the place were away for a few hours at a time, meaning the shop would be closed on an ad hoc basis. More information about the water taxis would have helped. The stars at night were better than we saw at Lake Tekapo!
Wonderful campsite with good facilities. I really liked the fireplace in the kitchen. If the campsite had a power site it would be a 10.
Nice campsite, $16 p.p, shower $2 for 5 minutes. Friendly staff.