Aussie Bay Campsite

Aussie Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound


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Aussie Bay Camping Ground


Easily accessible along Queen Charlotte Drive, the Aussie Bay Camping Ground offers a quieter option with less facilities compared with nearby Momorangi Bay camping ground.


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South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 48.

Valg's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

This is a lovely spot on the beach, not very big but it filled quickly for the night. Nice walking track to Momorangi Bay. The long drop was disgusting the worst we encountered on our STH Is travels sadly.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Hakan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome spot. Stinking toilets. Great Lake swimming. Few bugs.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Niven's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Definitely worth a stop. Nice campsite.
We saw dolphins in the water from the stoney beach.
- Warning - the toilet was the worst, so many flies and smelt horrendous.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in February 2020

Dan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing little spot especially for sunset. A few sandflies but nothing major. Hold your nose when you use the long drop lol

Reviewed 10 months ago

Kelly's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great basic camp site. About 6 vehicles were there. Not really any space for pitching tent. Maybe one or two small ones. But views were amazing. Had seals playing in the water. Long drop toilet. Tap to get water. For $8 it was perfect

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jamie Morrison

Ranking: 9/10

Guessing this place can get a bit crowded in the summer but we stayed in May, pulled up at 3 and had an AMAZING view of the sound. One of the best views we have had at a DOC campsite.

Take a walk along the track connected to the site.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Antoine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice camping, by the beach and with a beautiful view. It is quiet during the night.
There is now shower, and the toilet was very, very smelly

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Kysha's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

DOC campsite. Lovely spot right on the water. We got there around 4pm and there were only a couple of other campers there. Got a fabulous waterfront spot. By 7pm the site was packed. $8 per adult, take correct change as you self register and drop $$ into a locked box.

Has one toilet, looked like a longdrop but we didn't try it as we were self contained.

There's a walking track to Momorangi Bay which was around 20 mins each way and a lovely, mostly flat walk. Found wild blackberry bushes and Banana Passion fruit vines along the walk. The Banana Passion was ripe and delish (it's actually considered a noxious weed but tastes yummy). Found these close to Momorangi Bay part of the track.

You can swim in the bay, it looked very still and calm but unfortunately the weather wasn't warm enough when we stayed.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Nick Morrison

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