Introduction

Walk-in or boat-in to this beachside campsite on the Torrent Bay Estuary to Bark Bay section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive on access.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Foot

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilet - flush
40 non-powered/tent sites

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Bark Bay campsite. Photo: Andy Dennis.
Bark Bay campsite

Bark Bay is a popular campsite for school groups, especially on Monday to Thursday nights in November and mid-February to April.

It has a fireplace, gets good winter sun, and is a scheduled water taxi stop.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1604269, N5470462

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

Bookings

Bookings required all year. Refer to the bookings page of the Abel Tasman Coast Track

Know before you go

The water supply is usually filtered and safe to drink. Be prepared to boil, treat or filter water if the DOC water filters are not working correctly.

Contacts

Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Full office details
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