View of the French Pass campsite from the sea
Image: DOC

Introduction

This scenic camp is a great base for boating, fishing, swimming and kayaking and is the gateway to Rangitoto ki te Tonga/D’Urville Island.

Highlights

Access

  • Boat
  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Boat launching
  • Jetty
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shower - cold
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
18 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

  • 30 December – 2 January: Minimum two night stay.
  • 15 December – 7 February: Minimum fee per site is two adults.
  • NZMCA/DOC Pass not valid between 20 December and the day after Waitangi weekend.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

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
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