Picnic Bay Campsite

Picnic Bay Campsite

Kenepuru Sound



6 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

102 Basic Camping

13 Picton / Marlborough Sounds



Picnic Bay Camping Ground


This is a scenic area with walking, sea kayaking, motor boating, kayaking, fishing and bird watching opportunities.

The Picnic Bay Camping Ground is right on the foreshore!! Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive into Kenepuru Rd past Portage to Picnic Bay, Kenepuru Sound. The road is narrow and winding. A wicked area for all water activities.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


  • Basic Camping






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Will Fishburn

Ranking: 8/10

Nice LITTLE spot. Only enough room for about 4 vans and we were right on top of each other. Close to the water and a small rocky beach.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jurgen Moors

Ranking: 10/10

Small, but absolutely beautiful, has everything you need, water, toilet, direct beach access, great swimming.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Alan Findlay

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great location on beach, fished (and caught!!) snapper.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful little DOC site near the cowshed DOC site. Only room for 2/3 spots but amazing little isolated bay.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Marlies Brand


Ranking: 9/10

Next to Queen Charlotte Track. Beautiful drive and great for a swim also cheep!! $6!! Has a toilet and water.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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