Rarangi Campsite

Rarangi Campsite

Blenheim area



16 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

68 Basic Camping

7 Blenheim



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


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.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim


  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

All year.





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 20.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day


Showing 8 reviews of 16.

Johanna's avatar


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 7 months 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 8 months ago

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Cefa's avatar


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 over 1 year 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 1 year ago

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Carol Brislane


Ranking: 9/10

Upgraded campsite and facilities excellent. Right next to the beach. Can get a bit windy but can pick your spot. Camp hosts in attendance to collect fees. Good walks along beach. Good stopping point prior to, or after taking picton ferry

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Shauna Stueve

Ranking: 9/10

The campsite itself is nice and simple. Clean bathrooms and a clean cold shower. The host is very sweet and she is informative. The surroundings at this site are amazing, and really the reason why you should visit. Green hills and a peaceful coastline. You can't see the ocean from your campsite, but just pull a chair a bit up by a few feet and your view is amazing. Take the hike into Whites Bay for a workout and breathtaking views. It takes about 45 minutes to a hour each way, but longer if you want to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach at Whites Bay. Also, there are stairs next to the campsite leading to an amazing view and a small beach. This is a great spot for a night for a hike and after wine tasting.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Kath Dawson

Ranking: 7/10

OK spot, sea nearby and so are a few walking tracks. Be aware that the one to White Bay from the campsite is a straight up climb, take plenty of water. Toilets are reasonable, cold showers. Blenheim and Picton areas are nearby for exploring.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Craig Ferry

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

It is what it is...... cold shower is somewhat of a nice touch next to the ocean. Peaceful, if you are on a budget then just stay here.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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