Kenepuru Head Campsite

Kenepuru Head Campsite

Kenepuru Sound



7 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

44 Basic Camping

6 Pelorus



Kenepuru Head Camping Ground


At the head of Kenepuru Sound. A narrow winding road to get there but its worth it!

The Kenepuru Head Camping Ground is in an extremely picturesque setting and is an excellent base for a range of recreation activities such as boating, biking on the nearby Queen Charlotte Track or walking. Wicked for sea-kayaking.

A brand new toilet block with shower (cold) and cooking shelter make it an even better place to stay!


Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughPelorus


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 20.

    Adult $15/day
    Child $7.50/day


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Joanna du Toit

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Best free campsite! Clean and quiet. Great drive and scenery.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Dieter Schmees


Ranking: 8/10

Nice campground, new facilities (cold shower, toilet, room for dishwashing) but no electric lights or power.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Vanessa Leverrier


Ranking: 10/10

Nice campground, toilets and shower were very clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Dieter & Lydia Schmees


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely campground with lots of space in a scenic area. Very clean with new flushing toilets and cold showers.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Michael Hessenbruch

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely setting directly on the water with splendid view on the sunset over the sounds. Lots of space even in peak season. Very clean, new toilet/cold shower block. Beautiful drive to get there, free bird concert in the morning...

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent DOC campground, large and well maintained. New flushing toilets, cold shower & good kitchen shelter. Some sites partitioned by bush plantings, Telecom(Spark)reception available by lone tree overhanging the estuary. Dawn chorus amazing, watch for the red deer on the mudflats. A long winding road to the site, not worth it just for a night but if staying for a few days well worth it- NB don't drive Kenepuru Road if you are expecting to see Queen Charlotte Sound from this side.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Laurent Pouvreau


Ranking: 10/10

Very well maintained, loads of space and a great view.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Nick Morrison

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