French Pass Campsite

French Pass Campsite

French Pass and D'Urville Island Scenic Reserves


9 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

10 Outer Marlborough Sounds


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French Pass Recreation Reserve


A campground location suited to the classic Beatles tune 'The long and winding road'. It's well worth the effort getting here though. It's edge of the earth stuff and tis beautiful indeed.


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South IslandMarlboroughOuter Marlborough Sounds


  • Basic Camping


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Rich's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Long slow drive there doc had closed off all the nice grass areas so had to park in a big mud pool was $15 a night definitely not worth that no kitchen no coin showers only cold shower shop said open but was all locked up nothing there it's a dead end!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Jolanda van Houwelingen


Ranking: 6/10

Camping spot and route to get there are really priceless. However, price is too high for a overnight stay, $13 per person. But no kitchen, no hot shower, no rubbish place, no shelter to meet other people. So just a basic camping ground, at a priceless spot, but to expensive for no facilities at all...

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Florian Mueller


Ranking: 9/10

An amazing campsite and beautiful beach. There are however, many stingrays and it is not signposted. It is safe for swimming but not in the evening.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Martin Hofmann

Ranking: 10/10

Great facilities. Awesome views. Nice walks. Saw dolphins and a stingray.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

DOC campground at the end of the road in the busy(sometimes) settlement of French Pass. Right on a lovely sand beach. Good facilities but a little regimented for my liking. Sites marked out.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in October 2014

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Adrien Godeloup


Ranking: 9/10

Cold shower, $10 per night per person. Cool owners, friendly.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Thomas's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Nice location right at the beachfront. Managers were very helpful :-) a beautiful spot.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Ranking: 9/10

Great location and clean facilities.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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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Nick Morrison

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