French Pass jetty

Image: Shellie Evans | ©


Enjoy water activities from scenic coastal campsites at Te Aumiti/French Pass or on the more remote D'Urville Island.

Place overview


  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay French Pass and D'Urville Island Scenic Reserves

About this place

Getting there

To reach Te Aumiti/French Pass, turn off SH6 north of Rai Valley into Ronga Rd which becomes Croiselles–French Pass Rd and follow 60 km to the end. Boat to D'Urville Island.

Commercial operators

Guided activities and tours

Driftwood Eco-Tours

Guided day walks and canoeing/ kayaking in Nelson, Marlborough, Wairau Lagoons Wetland Management Reserve, personally guided multiday day tours of Farewell Spit and D'Urville Island.
Activities: Bird and wildlife watching; Guided walks; Historic sites; Kayaking and canoeing; Scenic and nature tours
Services: Guided activities and tours


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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