Beautiful but small campsite. Steep entry/exit, but we managed in a 6-berth motorhome. Long-drop toilet. Lovely walks all around. DOC campsite.
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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.
Drove by this place thinking I might stay overnight on the way to the ferry. I say drove by because I had barely pulled in before I was confronted by a few campervans hogging the minimal space with their full lounging setups and a few others that looked like they had been there ages. The whole site had trash about it and was very rundown. I imagine other human evidence would be present as well looking at the single long drop. Definitely would pass on this DOC campsite and am skeptical it will remain an available overnight site as it stands now.
Lovely spot. Minimal tent spots but fine if your here early enough. The only down side was the tourists who thought it was okay to sit on the beach just below our tent talking and laughing until 1 o'clock in the morning.
TOURISTS... I love sharing our beautiful country but please respect that families use these camp sites as well. Keeping the noise down after dark is polite in these shared spaces!
Cute little spot to spend the night, the bathroom were a little smelly. Be aware to come early as this campground is really tiny and fills up super quickly! The campground was really packed when we were there, we had barely enough space to get out of our car but for one night it was alright!
Decent place to stay for a night. Beautiful view and luckily we found a nice tent spot which are rare here. Place was pretty crowded and toilet was just horrible. Weird because all the free campsites we have been to had more hygiene.
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Lukas and Katka
Roosters and other animals were there but it was OK! Nice little campground next to sea, water taps,$8 pp. Please, don't empty your portable toilet into WC, please do it at many dump stations around. WC was getting terribly smelly after somebody did it! Before this act the toilet was incredibly clean and not smelly. Good job DOC. Please respect the sign.
Beautiful spot. It was our last night on the South Island. Ranger comes around at night and first thing in the morning. Normally $8 pp but ours was Free with DOCs pass. Drop toilets, otherwise I would give it a 10.
Not the best DOC campsite we've stayed in. Location was good because it was down by the water and 5 min drive from the start of the Queen Charlotte Track in Anakiwa. However However the access road is really steep and has severe judder bars. The sites to park your van (or camp) were quite muddy and there was only one long drop toilet for the whole site with no sink or hand sanitizer. Also quite a small campsite.
We arrived late afternoon and the place was full, there are only really a few spots ideal for pitching a tent but these were all full so we decided to find ourselves a place at the end of the carpark in the bush. It was right on the waterfront and easy enough to find when put into our GPS. It was a beautiful drive to the campsite. Nice, cheap stay.
Difficult to access due to size (steep ramp to flat areas, no marked bays so people don't think before parking!) cheap and right on the edge of Queen Charlotte Sound.
Small and lovely, fair price. Right at the water.
Stopped here to picnic but wasps drove us back inside the car once we brought the food out. Otherwise a beautiful little spot!
Superbe vue. Arrivé tard donc pas de place. Nous sommes garés sur les hauteurs avec une splendide vue. Nous pensions que nous étion en free camp.
Avons été contrôlé le soir et après avoir expliqué, avons payé sans supplément.
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Watch for the sting rays when swimming! Lovely little site in a relaxed bay.
Small, but very nice spot! If you arrived in Picton and want to explore the Marlborough Sounds this would definitely be a good first stop. Do not expect too much of the toilet though...
Small DOC campsite right next to a beautiful bay, toilets, nice place, $6 per person per night.
Beautiful but plenty of wasps everywhere, even in the toilet. Toilet smelt hard core like a urinal! Disco music the whole night!
It was alright for $6, but there are a lot of wasps and rocks around so that you cannot set up a tent site.
Stunning location. Very busy so no privacy. Long drop was horrible.
Absolutely beautiful location but the long drop was absolutely disgusting. Not very private but would stay there again.
Had to pay, polluted shell fish, loads of families close by. Poor turning area. No drinking water but nice views.
Beautiful spot where we spent more time than just the night because we like it there so much!
Awesome! Such a nice place and just $6.
Very nice view, quite busy though.
What a fantastic site. Small so first in best dressed, but it's right on the waters edge and a nice spot to swim. Toilet and water available. $6.00 per adult and $3.00 per child (under 18).
Lieven De Vlaminck
Excellent location, nice and cheap.
DOC campsite directly on the waterfront - great!!
Tanja and Pascal
$6PP, very good price, toilets and a shower, hot water, nice views.
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia
Beautiful place but the toilet was nearly full and stinky.
Simply beautiful, just $6nzd per person, no shower.
Small campsite with basic DOC toilet, only 45 mins from the ferry terminal at Picton (looks closer but the roads are very windy)
Ilse & Thys
A very nice spot, but nothing more than the free campsites.
Wonderful site right on the water. No services but that is okay with us depending on the location.
Sanne & Senne
Nice site by the water. Lots of mussels and fish to cook your own meal.
Bas van Schagen
Simple but nice.
Little bit small, but great view. The toilets are dirty.
Simple camping but breathtakingly beautiful. Needed water.