IntroductionThis isolated campsite near the water is great for those who want to get away from it all and experience the remoteness of a road end campsite in the outer Pelorus Sound.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Kayaking and canoeing
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Payment with a DOC Campsite Pass is preferred. Otherwise, pay your fees with cash at the self-registration stand at the campsite or to the camp warden if present. Put the correct fee in the envelope provided and place the receipt section of the envelope on your vehicle or tent.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive at Linkwater into Kenepuru Rd, after 42 km turn left to stay on Kenepuru Rd, turn into Manaroa Rd, then follow Clova Bay Rd to the end.
Gravel, narrow and winding road.
Boat access is not advisable in this tidal area with very rough terrain between the sea and the campsite itself. No boat launching is available at the camp.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1686089, N5452889
Latitude: -41.08065938, Longitude: 174.03187458
This is a very remote campsite so you must be completely self-contained including sufficient fuel for your vehicle and emergency supplies. There is no cell phone coverage in the area.
The camp has private land beside it so be well aware of the boundaries.
There are open areas for camping as well as a small amount of bush and old man pines.
- All groups must include a responsible adult 18+.
- 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.
If you plan to enjoy the water, learn how to stay safe when swimming, boating and fishing.