27 December – 2 January: Minimum 2 night stay
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
There is a boat ramp next to the campsite and a jetty nearby.
9 February to 25 December
26 December to 8 February
Online bookings and payments are required prior to arrival.
Bring cash with you, no ATMs are available at French Pass.
If you have not pre-booked, pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand if a site is available. The Camp Manager checks payments daily.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023.
Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December – 28 February and for public holiday weekends. There is a minumum two-night stay from 27 December – 2 January.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Email bookings are not available for this campsite.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
A mininum two-night stay applies from 27 December to 2 January.
Te Aumiti/French Pass is in the Marlborough Sounds.
Turn off SH 6 north of Rai Valley into Ronga Road which becomes Croisilles-French Pass Road. Follow this for 70 km to the end. The road is partially unsealed and is narrow and winding.
Te Aumiti/French Pass can also be accessed by boat.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1670992, N5469085
Latitude: -40.92601755, Longitude: 173.84247534
The campsite manager is for general enquiries only. Bookings can only be made online or at the Nelson Visitor Centre.
Phone: +64 3 576 5298 – this phone is not monitored every day so there may be a delay in replying to your message.
Walk the French Pass Lookout Track and watch the tide race through the narrow gap between D'Urvillle Island and the mainland.