Momorangi Campsite

Momorangi Campsite - Queen Charlotte Sound

Momorangi Campsite

Queen Charlotte Sound


64 Rankers Reviews

25 Face-to-Face


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    Momorangi Campsite

    Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 50. Communal kitchen with jug, toaster, microwave, electric hob, fridge, freezer. Bring your own BBQ, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. Water may need to be boiled, treated or filtered before use.




  • Standard

    Momorangi Campsite

    Powered Site

    Number of powered sites - 84. Wheelchair accessible shower and toilet blocks. Tokens required for hot showers: campers 50c token, casual showers $2. Communal kitchen with jug, toaster, microwave, electric hob, fridge, freezer.





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The scene at Momorangi Bay Motorcamp
Camping a stones throw from the water


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.


  • Reduced availability and facilities at Momorangi Bay Campsite

    Due to a septic system upgrade, there are no public toilets at Momorangi Bay Campsite from Sunday 10 July to Wednesday 20 July 2022 (and possibly longer depending on the weather). The foreshore and middle inland campsites are closed during this period.

    There are powered and non-powered sites available in the upper campground as per the online booking system. Public toilets are available nearby at Ngakuta Bay and Linkwater Hall.

    Campers must pre-book their sites online.  Availability can easily be seen on the online booking system.

    Office hours at the camp over this time will be temporarily reduced to 9 am – 9:30 am in the morning and 2 pm – 5 pm in the afternoon. A reminder that check-in is from 2.00 pm and check-out is by 10.00 am.

    First published on 8 July 2022. Last reviewed on 20 July 2022.


Feature Value Info


DOC Marlborough

Central government organisation


South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


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Showing 13 reviews of 63.

Robbie D's avatar

Robbie D

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic spot, such a farm reception. Beautiful views and stand was right on the water. Showers was clean and seems to have had a recent renovation. Remember to take $1 for 5 min shower. Cafe coffee top notch and we will be back for sure

Reviewed 9 months ago

Ellen's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Pricey, clean with a side of dismissive and rude service. This place was $20pp for a non powered sight and showers are coin operated on top of that. We stayed in late April 2021, what let this place down was no bin in the small kitchen area, no detergent or utensils. Payed showers on top of the price and the rude service upon arrival and the insane strictness about check in (only allowing you to park your van in a spot after 2pm) and check out strictly at 10am. If you are there later than 10am you are locked out of the facilities and judged disaprovingly if you hang around to take in the bay after that. Despite it being super quiet, late in yhe season with no tourists in the country. Strictly no dogs too.
Although the setting is lovely and the facilities are very clean, I would not stay here again. Both the lady and the guy running this place were abrasive and dismissive which really ruined the vibe. Not a good kiwi experience at all.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Tim's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This site has everything, great facilities, amazing location and awesome sites right next to the water. Great nature walk where you can see glow worms at night and heaps of native birds during the day. We went for a walk during the day and friendly piwakawaka flew with us for the whole walk!

A pleasant surprise was the walkway that follows the coast from Picton and travels through the site. Great for day walks, runs or mountain biking.

I’d imagine it would get busy in peak season but off peak we had only a handful of other campers to share this great site with.

Is fully serviced and you pay a decent amount per night for this, but considering the location and everything it has to offer it is well worth the cost.

Be aware that the shop is only open for the busier months.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Kristen's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Lovely place but super pricey. We were charged $46 for a spot by the water in April (small camper, 2 people, powered), and then had to pay for showers on top. There were no easy access garbage bins, just those behind the shop, nowhere near sites or kitchen.

It is pretty, lovely walk, glow worms etc, and super clean toilets. But ridiculously expensive. 10 for location and facilities, 2 for price.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Brenda's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

Bit expensive at $23/night/person and showers are extra. Quite busy and crowded with families. Kitchen facilities are okay.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Lex's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We were with our 6 berth camper and had a great time here.It's truly an amazing campsite with very clean facilities and stunnings views from almost every spot. Enough picknicktables, a playground for the little ones; It's perfect for families. The glowworms at the back of the campsite at night are a cool experience as well.

More pros:
- friendly staff
- camping shop

- coin system for showers

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Hubber's's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great facilities stayed in a 4berth campervan along the foreshore amazing views of water. Refreshing dip at beach. Kids playground. Icecreams at store.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Cath's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Our first campsite on a month-long campervanning holiday. Very busy (as expected for time of year). Rather brusque woman doing check in, not very welcoming. No dump station. Decent fish & chips. Campsite seemed expensive for the area and you have to pay for showers on top. The small play park across the road was good for the kids; just beware of the biting insects! Nice trail along the water’s edge for a morning jog.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Keith & Kay Finlayson's avatar

Keith & Kay Finlayson

Ranking: 10/10

Love this location right on the Queen Charlotte sound. We were the only campers and we enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this amazing cove. It costs $18 per person and the facilities were immaculately clean. The shower is required a one dollar coin.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Tash & Laura

Ranking: 7/10

Great hot showers (but extra money on an already higher end cost) and well stocked shop. Nice spot by the lake but is near the road - not too noisy though

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We were there for two nights and enjoyed the stay. The facilities were clean and new. And being able to hop into the water was great, as it was really warm weather while we stayed.
It is not an especially beautiful campground setting but the view of the sound is really stunning to see, especially the sunset.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Margie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning location. If weather is good stay here, its so beautiful & excellent camp ground. Loved it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Hazel's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful setting and well-maintained campsite with all the facilities clean and working well. We were in the inland section which was sheltered, but separated from the toilets and beach by a quiet road. We went to see the glow worms just after dusk which were spectacular, it's well worth taking the smaller track off the main path to see even more.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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