58 Rankers Reviews
126 Basic Camping
A sheltered camping area with various private sites within regenerating native bush. Unless you visit over the peak Christmas period this camping site is often very quiet and the nearby coastline makes for some interesting exploration. This site has a total fire ban in place.
The day area is popular as it has great safe swimming and picnic tables.
The gates may be locked between 9pm and 7am.
South Island ▷ Marlborough ▷ Blenheim
Operating Season And Hours
Number of tent sites - 30.
Showing 8 reviews of 56.
The camp is great but the price per night is 13NZD per person now.
Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 79 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.
Clare & Gerry
Beautifull but $13 each. Self registration. No bins, cold showers, good toilets, no fires.
Pretty gul when we arrived on a Sat afternoon at 4pm. Pretty drive up and down and round windy road.
Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.
We were the only campers here on this Winter’s evening. Fell asleep with the sound of the ocean almost beside our camper door. Strolled up the hill for a look at the glow worms! Gorgeous! Toilet facilities were modern and relatively clean.
Lovely place. Particularly nice to experience with children as there are plenty of places to explore.
Excellent camping spot - quite sheltered from the passing cyclone. Hot showers too! Pleasant camping in the bush with minimal sandflies and a few cheeky Weka. Check out the glow worms!
Rob & Colleen Elwood
White's bay camping is very quiet in the off-season. There are two official camping areas that were closed off in winter but there is adequate space for camping in the loop around the historic telegraph cottage close to the beach. Apart from a couple of firm gravel patches next to the toilet block the available grassy spaces are very soft and muddy. The toilet facilities are excellent and very well maintained. Apart from the attractions of a beach and a short bush walk to the gloworms there is not a lot to do at White's Bay.
The road from Rarangi is very steep and narrow in places. Caravans and larger motorhomes could find it a challenging drive in strong winds from the south.
We did many of the walks that start here. What a great way to kick off your day!!
We had a lot of wet weather when we were here which didn't allow us to enjoy this campsite fully. But it has a great beach! The camping area was nicely maintained and there were some places to get out of the wind. There is a permanent camp host who can also give information about the walks and area.
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 😍