• Info
  • Reviews  86%
  • Compare 9

North-facing family camp beside a beautiful sheltered bay or on flat campsites on a grassy hillside. Boat, swim or enjoy other water sports.

What a spot!! Right on the water's edge on Queen Charlotte Drive. This camping spot is extremely popular as there are heaps of things to do in this area including any sort of marine activity, walking, biking, fishing you name it - it's here.

This site even has a shop operating during the summer season for your ice cream and fish 'n' chip fixes.

Please note that there are no pets or music at this family camp ground as the sites are close together.

Photos

Maps

50 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 7.

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 😍

Helen Bond's avatar

Helen Bond

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great place for rest and recouperation after travelling!Great facilities.Great view over Sound and close to safe swimming/boating area. Good to have shop, as few other facilities nearby. Lovely walks in forest. Appreciated the information boards.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in January 2018

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

battman's avatar

battman

Ranking: 10/10

Camped at the bay on 26th dec to 6th jan. Amazing campsite with fantastic facilities. Stayed by the waters edge. Beautiful. Excellent people running the camp and the shop. Would recommend a stay there anytime. Will be back soon for another few days kayaking and riding

Reviewed 9 months ago

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Blu Ice's avatar

Blu Ice

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Modern and clean, excellent views. Fairly expensive and not many utilities in the kitchen.

Reviewed 11 months ago

Roger's avatar

Roger

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely location with very clean facilities.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Frank Hofmann's avatar

Frank Hofmann

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful place, great view over the bay, gorgeous sunset. Friendly and helpful reception. The café and kiosk comes quite handy. Showers and kitchen clean and in good shape. We would stay there again. A clear recommendation.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Amanda Collins's avatar

Amanda Collins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Gorgeous location, but very expensive. App said free wifi but this is only if you have a spark phone on certain contracts. Also mentioned hot showers but these cost $1 per five minutes in addition to the $21 per adult, per night fee.
Wouldn't stay again, this whole place is beautiful so there's really no need to pay this.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Sue Harrington's avatar

Sue Harrington

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful site! Amazing view. We stayed here for a night in August. Powered site with water supply right on the water's edge. The facilities were spotlessly clean and modern - lovely hot shower for $1. No dump station, but we used the one in Picton at the Challenge garage.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

Cameron Page's avatar

Cameron Page

Ranking: 10/10

The facilities were excellent, sparkling clean and modern. This campsite is really great value for money, not too far from the Picton ferry and only $15 per adult for a powered campervan site. A hot shower is $1 and well worth it. There is a track close to the campsite where you can see glow worms at night and goats during the day. There were also phosphorescence along the shore line The night we stayed, and we spotted seals playing in the water the next morning! I imagine the camp would be packed in summer, but late June it was nice and peaceful.

Reviewed over 2 years ago