Introduction

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

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Boat launching
  • Cookers/electric stove
  • Jetty
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Phone
  • Powered sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shop
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - treated, suitable for drinking
  • Wheelchair accessible
36 non-powered/tent sites
100 powered sites

Activities

  • 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 2 adults regardless of ages.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

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

View a map of campsite zones (PDF, 2,865K)

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.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1678690, N5430894

Fees

Non-powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $20 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $10 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $23 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $11.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Notes:

  • Credit/bank card payment is available on-site if you arrive without a prior booking (and there is space to accommodate you).

Passes

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

DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December – 28 February and for public holiday weekends. Online bookings are recommended – a fee applies to phone bookings.

A minimum 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
Email: momorangi.camp@xtra.co.nz

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 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (doorbell must be rung).
  • All groups must include a responsible adult 18+.

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.

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
Waitohi / Picton Office
Phone:   +64 3 520 3002
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   picton@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Port Marlborough Building
14 Auckland Street
Picton 7220
Postal Address:   PO Box 161
Picton 7250
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