Cable Bay Campsite

Cable Bay Campsite

Urupukapuka Island


6 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

5 Basic Camping

1 Russell


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Situated on a pest free island, so please leave your rats at home! From Otehei Bay, turn right at the end of the wharf and follow the archaelogical walk towards the southern end of the island which takes about 30 mins. Look for the white triangle marker in the bay.


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  • Basic Camping


Laura D's avatar

Laura D

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views and a really nice bay to swim in.

This bay is a lot quieter than the larger Urupukapuka bay campsite, which was full of jetskis when we visited during the school holidays, however is probably a 20 min walk with a couple of hills from Otehei Bay where the ferry comes in.

The site is well maintained and there is a very refreshing cold shower to get clean after the saltwater. Lots of shade around the edge of the campground when needed.

Needs booking on DOC website.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Hya@nztrip's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Nice campground and beaches

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Incredibly friendly owner, very personal and welcoming; clean amenities, large and well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Angela's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Great beaches.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

Pat's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Small site, excellent facilities on this site, helpful people.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2009

DOC Managed

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 😍

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Cymen Crick

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