A tranquil setting beside the sea, with a range of activities nearby including walking and mountain biking on the Queen Charlotte Track.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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


  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

NZMCA/DOC Pass not valid between 20 December and the day after Waitangi weekend.

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

Off Queen Charlotte Drive in the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound, 15 km from Picton. Near Momorangi Bay. Sealed road is narrow and winding.

Access by steep driveway, tight turning for long vehicles. OK for motorhomes up to 7 metres.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1677790, N5430594
Latitude: -41.27233979, Longitude: 173.92878159


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

Pay cash at the self-registration kiosk. The camp manager will check for payments daily.


The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between the Friday before Christmas and the end of Waitangi weekend. In 2020/2021, this is 18 December 2020 to 9 February 2021.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

Camp rules

  • All groups must include a responsible adult that is at least 18 years of age.
  • 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.

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


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
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
Address:   Port Marlborough Building
14 Auckland Street
Picton 7220
Postal Address:   PO Box 161
Picton 7250
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