Introduction

Camp beside a sandy beach (rare in the Sounds) that is sheltered from the norwesterly wind. Enjoy short walks, picnicking and water-based activities.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Backcountry

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
4 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Boating
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Picnicking
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this campsite

Getting there

Boat access only to Kenepuru Sound.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1681490, N5439692
Latitude: -41.19005942, Longitude: 173.97182181

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $6 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $3 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Passes

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

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

  • Dogs permit required; phone DOC Picton, +64 3 520 3002. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Dog access in the Sounds.

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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