A north-facing serviced family campsite beside a sheltered bay, popular for swimming, boating and fishing; short walk and glow-worm grotto on site.


Bookings are essential 1 December to 28 February and public holiday weekends.

Online bookings open now for 1 September 2017 to 30 April 2018.

Campsite overview


  • Boat
  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Boat launching
  • Cookers/electric stove
  • Jetty
  • Phone
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shop
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilet - flush
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible
36 non-powered/tent sites
100 powered sites


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

  • 26 December – 5 January: Minimum 5 night stay.
  • 1 December – 10 February: Minimum fee per site is two adults.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

  • Number of tent sites - 36
  • Number of powered sites - 100
  • Number of cabins - 2

Facilities and services

  • Hot showers (campers only) $1 coin
  • Wheelchair accessible shower and toilet blocks.
  • Communal kitchen with jug, toaster, microwave, electric hob, fridge, freezer. Bring your own BBQ, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.
  • Cabins that sleep 3 people in a bunk with double bed at the bottom and a single bed above. Power and oil heater in room. Use communal shower/toilets and kitchen facilities. Bring own linen, pillow, towel, cooking and eating utensils. $60 per night for up to 3 people.
  • Public card phone on site. Mobile phone coverage variable.
  • On-site shop open daily from Labour weekend to Easter for icecream, coffee, cake, newspapers, bread, milk, ice, meat, fish bait, fishing tackle, and fish and chips.
  • Playground on the foreshore.
  • Boats can be launched from beach. The nearest boat ramp is 4 km at Ngakuta Bay.

Getting there

13 km from Picton or 17 km from Havelock along Queen Charlotte Drive, on the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1678690, N5430894


Non-powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $18 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $9 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $21 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $10.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


  • 1 December – 10 February inclusive: Minimum fee per site is two adults for up to the first two people regardless of age.
  • A $200 deposit or full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • Full payment is required 5 weeks before the first date the facilities will be used.
  • The booking will be cancelled where full payment is not received 4 weeks before the first date the facility will be used.
  • Credit/bank card payment is available on-site if you arrive without a prior booking (and there is space to accommodate you).


  • The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

  • NZMCA / DOC campsite pass cannot be used at this campsite.

  • Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December – 28 February and for public holiday weekends. Bookings are not required between 1 May and 31 August.

A minumum 5 night stay applies from 26 December – 5 January inclusive

Book Momorangi Bay Campground online or contact:

Momorangi Bay Campground
Phone: + 64 3 573 7865

Online bookings are recommended – a fee applies to phone bookings.

Before you book:

Know before you go

  • No pets, chainsaws, generators or compressors allowed.
  • Office hours 8:00 am to 8:00 pm from Labour Weekend to Easter. After Easter to Labour Weekend 8 am to 9 am and 5pm to 8pm (doorbell must be rung).
  • All groups must include a responsible adult 18+.
  • Fires not permitted at any time.
  • Water may need to be boiled, treated or filtered before use.

Motorhome and caravans

All caravans and campervans that require power must have a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness (WOF), which will be checked on arrival. If your Electrical WOF is not current you won't be allowed to connect to power.

There is no dump station at this site. The nearest dump stations are 13 km away in Picton, at the NPD Picton Fuelstop and GAS Petrol Service Station. There are also dump stations at the Mobil in both Havelock and Blenheim.


Momorangi Bay Campground
Phone: + 64 3 573 7865

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