Bookings not required - first come, first served
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Cowshed Bay Campsite is fully open but the facilities in the lower camp are closed.
Camp amongst the native bush on the inland side of the road (no camping on the foreshore as the facilities are closed). Portage is nearby (500m) where there is a bar, restaurant and jetty.
A camp warden is in residence for most of the summer.
9 February to 25 December
26 December to 8 February
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive at Linkwater into Kenepuru Road and follow for 28 km. The road is sealed, narrow and winding.
Portage Bay, Kenepuru Sound.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1699586, N5438191
Latitude: -41.20147238, Longitude: 174.02783069