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.


Feature Value Info


DOC Marlborough

Central government organisation


South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 reviews of 50.

Campertramper's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here in our 6 berth campervan, entrance was steep but manageable. Could be a bit tight to turn around if the site was full. Apart from that we loved it . Collected some mussels and made fritters along with the awesome view it was great. We only left because it started raining. Do not spin your wheels when leaving, there is absolutely no need.

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in October 2021

Criss's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

This is a beautiful wee Campsite that is dog friendly and best if you're on a self-contained campervan. There's water but the toilet is only a long drop.
Views from the campsite is absolutely beautiful and water is calm and awesome to swim in.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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 about 1 year ago

Hakan's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed about 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 about 2 years 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 about 2 years 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 over 2 years ago

ScoutnIndi's avatar



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 over 2 years ago and experienced in June 2019

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 almost 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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Cymen Crick