Aussie Bay Campsite

Aussie Bay Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound



44 Rankers Reviews

21 Face-to-Face

150 Basic Camping

26 Picton / Marlborough Sounds



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.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


  • Basic Camping




Showing 8 reviews of 44.

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 4 months 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 5 months ago

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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 8 months 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 8 months ago

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Sean McLaren

Ranking: 10/10

Primitive site we used it after we got off the ferry late at night. Great views. Sand flys a bit. Pit toilet but at least there is one. Paid $16 NZD for the night camper van and two adults. Locals beach too for activities.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful but small campsite. Steep entry/exit, but we managed in a 6-berth motorhome. Long-drop toilet. Lovely walks all around. DOC campsite.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in June 2019

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Allen's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Hey Campers, if your seeing this message you are headed to Aussie Bay. If you happen to come across two pairs of hiking Boots there. Please get in touch. My number is 0225431941. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Andy Bond

Ranking: 7/10

Used this site 2 years ago.
We were surprised how quiet the place was and managed to get a nice pitch looking out into the bay.
Great to launch sea kayaks and paddle up the Sound.
Chemical toilet was being emptied as we arrived. Not tried it as we are fully self contained overall site seemed clean.
$8 per person per night meant we had to talk to other campers to get change.
There is a path joining this to the next bay so easy walking.
Pleasant site at 7pm just hope there is not an influx of vehicles from the late night Picton ferry.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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