Excellent spot at this time of year - not busy at all and still (just) warm enough for a swim. We came for one night initially but stayed for two (and would've stayed longer if our itinerary allowed).
Clean flush toilet facilities and cold showers available. Fire pits laid out around campsites which can be used when there's no fire ban.
Dump station available and fresh drinking water available near campsites.
Very friendly and helpful DOC staff around to answer questions during business hours. Special shout out to Rusty who lives and works there, and has been coming to Totaranui for the last 50 years - very knowledgeable and just lovely to chat to!
Wow...what a beautiful place. I would come back here in a heartbeat. There is so much hiking (trekking) to do here! Sandflies present but manageable. Be sure to bring everything you need with you...the drive back into town (Takaka) is pretty long! All water is potable; toilets are clean; showers are cold.
Huge DOC site behind a lovely beach. Great for day walks. Many facilities blocks very clean with cold showers and washing facilities
Really, really pretty!! Such a good campsite, golden sands, clear sea and heaps of walks.
It's hard to get to (especially with a big van) but SO worth it. The beach is beautiful and the place is huge, only a few people mid December. Only cold showers but clean. Not many sandflies. Didn't want to leave!
I can imagine this can be quite crowded, and with good reason, but when we were here (mid-November) it was only 1/3 full. Selected our spot next to the water. Truly amazing view. Clean showers, no power, but a dump station at the entrance. Lots of short and long hikes starting from the site. Well worth the hassle of driving to the north end of Abel Tasman. One of the most beautiful spots we've been to.
Beautiful and wild.
This campsite was the best site we stayed at during our holidays. This site is next to a level place, next to a beautiful beach, under the amazing sky at night. It's only the drive there through the mountains but it's all worth it. Highly recommended.
Great location a few steps from the beach. Not too many sand flies. Toilets are great, with (very cold!) showers too. A few tables and good working running water always available. Tracks around it are ok, but you come here more for the beach than the great views like Milford Sound etc. Be sure you paid even if you arrive late cause they check every morning!
Rosanne van Dooren
After a 10 km gravel road with 7 meter van we were in heaven. We had the place with 10 other guests, our own field. Nice ranger keeps everything super clean told us
that up to 890 people can stay there so we were very lucky! Stayed for 2 nights and had nice hikes. Gate closed at night. Has showers but cold.
Love this campsite... great facilities... great firepit. Thank you to the DOC warden, Pam. Amazing place, we felt sad when we had to leave early the next day, winter time at this campsite was cool, only ones in the entire place...except for the Weka birds. Love this location and I have visited many on this kayaking journey. Doc campsites are amazing - this is a gem.
Really nice DOC campsite, plenty of spots and right on the beach. Visited at the end of June and basically had the place to ourselves. Long gravel road to get to the site but well worth it!
Wonderful site, family friendly. Safe and fun place to be. No power, but clean water and waste disposal. Beautiful location, great beaches and jetty to launch boats.
At the end of a dusty, winding track sits this haven of a campground, off grid, run by DOC. Stunning coastal walks and pristine, secluded beaches along the way. Just lush! Very friendly campers and lots of families.
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One of our favourite campsites. A great location at a beautiful golden beach. For a DOC campsite, pretty flash facilities: flush toilets, (cold) showers, camp office + little shop (they sell ice for the chilly bin!), WiFi.
Wout van Dijk
Beautiful location, really worth driving the 12 km gravel road. Really quiet in the beginning of November, so we had the beautiful golden beach all for ourself. Toilet and showers are basic, but if you don't mind you should definitely stay here.
This campsite was all about the location. The National Park is stunning and we did some lovely walks and saw some great wildlife. The facilities were understandably basic but clean (toilets, cold shower, no kitchen but there were sinks for washing up). It cost us $15 per person in October which I think was a bit steep considering the facilities, we've paid less and had hot showers etc. The site is huge but it was very quiet when we were there.
Great fun, great location, limited facilities.
Yann Le Gac
$10 pp in May for a campervan. The road to get there is beautiful. Wonderful site on a remote beach that you can reach via a gravel road, well maintained so no issues here. Arrived just before sunset and it was wonderful to walk on the beautiful beach. Was mostly empty in May but it apparently is very busy and crowded in summer.
K C Costonis
AWESOME place. We went mid April and basically had the place to ourselves. Spots for fires. Bathroom and trash area provided. Stay in spot U20 and the cove next to the camp spot is awesome for swimming.
Sand flies out of control. Bring bug spray.
Definitely the best camp, close to a great beach and beautiful nature.
Definitely the best place in New Zealand - beautiful nature and beach.
Big campsite, nice place, cold shower, nice moon up.
Too expensive for the equipment, but a very nice spot.
Huge site, must be very busy in summer, beautiful long stretch of beach, safe swimming, day walks to more beaches, cold showers, free firewood for fireplaces. Dump station, treated fresh water, your van will get dirty on the road! Difficult driving for big vans.
One of the biggest DOC campsites along the track. God infrastructure, but not as beautiful as other campgrounds in the Abel Tasman National Park.
One of the less attractive DOC sites, big patch of grass to share for everybody, walk a bay further and you are back in paradise.
Beautiful beach, very big hut for a DOC site, very expensive.
$6 per night, showers and beach - very good!
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Beautiful beach, sand and campground.
Even without electricity or hot water this is in February for us 2 weeks of bliss.
$15, but very good accommodation. Clean and a big campground, wonderful beach.
Great location - in the middle of the Abel Tasman National Park. Good starting point for walkways - eg we went to Mutton Cove; lovely.
Great location, we did a lot of activities there - great place to be.
Really good, a nice campground, cold showers are okay.
perfect location, friendly rangers, just cold showers.
Nice facility way, way off the beaten path. We planned to stay 2 nights but pouring down rain forced us to cut it short to one night.
Since we were one of only 2 campers in the large park, the ranger told us to pull right up beside one of the facility blocks. Made it a little better than having to trek through the rain.
Facilities are nice, but the cold shower was tough after a very wet morning walk on the Abel Tasman coast track.
The drive up and back would have been much more enjoyable if the weather had cooperated and allowed at least a 2 night stay. Not really worth the drive for one night.
DOC shocked me by $15 price which is the price for a camp with a hot shower. Couple of years ago it was $8.20 and that was okay for a great location.
Amazing. The nicest place we've been but no power station.
Why does it have to be so expensive? $15 per person! No privacy.
Amazing spot! Sheltered bay for swimming, the beach is beautiful, and great tramps along the Abel Tasman. You can set up an account with a credit card at one of the supermarkets in Takaka and have food(or beer) brought in on the morning bus!
Nice facilities, cold shower, but no cooking shelter, very open to the wind, very expensive and very crowded.
Brilliant, we visited in Oct when it was very quiet. Beautiful walks and beaches.
Excellent, great facilities.
Very nice and beautiful campsite in Abel Tasman National park. Everything you need, water, shower, toilets, beautiful landscape. With $15 quite expensive, but okay.
Huge campground, nice location, beach access, nice walks from there, shower, drinking water.
Nice place, no hot showers, $15 overpriced, very hard place to get to.
Went in October and it was mostly empty but you have to book ahead in Summer months - great spot with beautiful beach and amazing walks nearby. The road to it is quite steep and rough (about 20km) but worth it ($9pp) - only cold showers and no lights at night in toilets.
Tony and Helene
Beautiful view and place but they ask $15pp to stay and they got a cold shower!
Worth the pay $15PP to stay in this big and very well maintained DOC camp with very good facilities, along the amazing beaches of Abel Tasman National Park.
Huge area, beautiful beach. Can have a fire on fireplaces provided (if not total ban).
Beautiful location, quiet when there is not too many people.
A long gravel road to get there.
Well maintain, good beach
Nadine and Jan
Beautiful location, well maintained.
Nice place, only the campsites were not directly on the beach as we expected. Long way to drive up to this place on 10km gravel road. The beach was beautiful.
We were lucky that the road to the campsite was closed, due to flooding. It was very quiet, while in the middle of the summer. We stayed her as part of our Abel Tasman track. A beautiful place to stay!
A very special place in a beautiful surrounding!!
Well worth the gut wrenching road to it, long golden beaches, beautiful wildlife, barbecues and gorgeous setting.
Only cold showers, no shop, easy access, kind people.
The DOC park at Totaranui was the most remote and incredible place we stayed. With huts, great hikes, stunning beaches and the quiet and pristine quality of all the surroundings. It is clear how hard the conservation people work to let poeple enjoy the unspoilt settings.
Big site but with plenty of space. Right on large swimming beach, cold showers were lovely and cold!
Not recommended for campervans, but great spot to stay there with a tent, beautiful to experience and discover the Abel Tasman National Park, great beach!
Lovely spot! Windy drive up the gravel road, but its worth it!
Beautiful beach, pure Nature - was a great experience to see the Weka's wandering around. Fireplaces are handy.
Facilities are good, cold water and no power though, but no problem if you are travelling with a self contained campervan.
Beautiful even though cold showers and no power.
Interesting drive in last 10km on gravel but a friendly welcome and a real jewel when you arrive! Best away from peak season! No power, cold water only but great walks and the beach........
clean facilities, friendly staff and well stocked shop. would recommend.
Too few cooking plates and showers. Should expand. Price is ok.
DOC - Great location with plenty of day walks and activities. Downside a bit out of the way and very popular amongst domestic tourists - 800 campsites.
great camp, great weather
Next to the sea, beautiful place in the middle of the Abel Tasman National Park.
Good campground with basic facilities and a long drive from civilization.
It's the location that makes it special - beautiful sweeping beach patrolled by eagle-rays. Surrounded by mature native forest. Good rockpools at the southern end of the beach for the family to search out critters. Weka birds around the campground are entertaining. Nice walks along the coastline too.
The only downsides are that during summer and holidays it's really crowded and the camping areas are not too private. But that's traditional kiwi camping right!
Nice beach, good toilets.
Large campground. Services are quite limited but few people and great location.