Rarangi Campsite

Rarangi Campsite

Blenheim area

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20 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

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Rarangi Bay
Horses?
The big old pines along the beach front
Local walkways

Information

Camp next to a beach. Fish, walk, picnic, surf or walk to Monkey Bay.

Take in the beautiful Cloudy Bay area, great walking on the beach, not far from Blenheim.

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Location

South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

All year.

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 20.

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Ge

Ranking: 7/10

Great place to stay for the night much nicer than other small doc campsites. Lots of people staying there and lovely doc host. Good clean toilets. Beach was very rough when we went.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Jason Furness

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot, Parked up under the trees. Pebble beach, cold showers and clean toilets. DOC host was lovely, told us about the glow worms and the pirate style cove around the corner, made the night stay even better. Nice and quiet, was a great first night in a DOC site

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Delphine

Ranking: 9/10

Very good place ! It’s 8$ pp.
You have toilet, water and cold shower. It’s clean.
Behind the Doc you have a beach with black sand. And they are wormcave and a view point.
Ranger is very nice.
Be careful there are few sandflies and mostiquos.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Katie

Ranking: 9/10

Really loved it here! Clean, quiet, and right by the water. Cold showers available.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Johanna

Ranking: 9/10

February - We had a great one-night stay, although very windy.

When we arrived, a volunteer from DOC came by to inform us about the place and explain a lot of walks and caves with glow worms near the area. Amazing!

The campsite is right next to a beautiful, long beach with dark sand. Sunrise over the sea and sunset over the mountains. We enjoyed!

The facilites were great, clean flush toilets, cold shower (not the worst I've had) and sinks. A lot of campers when we were here, both tents, campervans and motorhomes. Easy access and worth the money. We had a Conservation Campsite Pass.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Francois & Caroline

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice campsite close to Picton. Good and clean facilities (toilets - we didn't use the shower).
Lovely DOC manager who recommended to us to enjoy 'free' glowworme caves next to the campsite and to enjoy sunrise on the beach early in the morning.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Cefa

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice site. Love the way it is sectioned out for different sized campers and tent sites. Very nice toilets block with a shower..cold but if you need one..better than nothing :) Nice easy walk to the beach. Close to the ferry, which makes it a nice spot to either start your adventure in the South Island or to end it.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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J W Peters

Ranking: 10/10

Brillant camp, close to beach, hard stands for big vans, clean grounds, toilets and cold showers.
Manager a lovely man and pets welcome.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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