Camp Bay Campsite Queen Charlotte Track

Image: Barna Ban | Creative Commons


In a sheltered bay with fishing, boating, walking, mountain biking, plus a lodge with a bar, small shop and restaurant nearby. Boat and walk-in access only.

Campsite overview


  • Boat
  • Foot


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
20 non-powered/tent sites


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Mountain bikes are only permitted on the Queen Charlotte Track between Ship Cove and Camp Bay between 1 March and 30 November.

In December, January and February you can only mountain bike from Camp Bay to Punga Cove or to Kenepuru Saddle via the direct track to the road.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

Walk or cycle the Queen Charlotte Track or drive to Kenepuru Saddle and walk/cycle in - a 30 minute walk or mountain bike from Kenepuru Saddle road end on the Queen Charlotte Track. Water taxis access Camp Bay and Punga Cove daily from Picton.


Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound.

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1696387, N5446490
Latitude: -41.12766917, Longitude: 174.14734596


  • 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.


  • Cash - bring the correct amount as we cannot give change
  • Sounds Campground Passes, pre-purchased through i-SITEs
  • Credit card / eftpos, only when host is in residence December to February


DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot 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+.
  • Quiet hours are from 9:30 pm – 6:30 am.
  • Music players must be used with headphones or played at a level not audible to neighbouring campsites.


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
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