Introduction

This is a scenic area with walking, sea kayaking, motor boating, kayaking, fishing and bird watching.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • 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

Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive at Linkwater into Kenepuru Rd and follow 2 km past Portage.

Narrow, winding road.

Location

NZTM2000: E1687688, N5439092
Latitude: -41.19527845, Longitude: 174.04645666

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Passes

The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

Camp rules

  • All groups must include a responsible adult 18+.
  • Fires not permitted at any time.
  • Quiet hours are from 9.30 pm – 6.30 am.
  • Generators allowed from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm only.
  • Music players must be used with headphones or played at a level not audible to neighbouring campsites.

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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