A north-facing serviced family campsite beside a sheltered bay, popular for swimming, boating and fishing. Short walk and glow-worm grotto on site.


Campsite overview


  • Boat
  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Coastal


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Boat launching
  • Cookers/electric stove
  • Jetty
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Phone
  • Powered sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shop
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - treated, suitable for drinking
  • Wheelchair accessible
36 non-powered/tent sites
100 powered sites


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

  • 26 December – 5 January: Minimum 5 night stay.
  • 1 December – 10 February: Minimum fee per site is 2 adults regardless of ages.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Number of:

  • tent sites – 36
  • powered sites – 100
  • cabins – 2

These maps detail specific parts of the campground:


  • Hot showers for campers only. These need a $1 coin.
  • Washing machines and driers for campers only. Coin operated
  • Wheelchair accessible shower and toilet blocks.
  • Communal kitchen with jug, toaster, microwave, electric hob, fridge, freezer. Bring your own BBQ, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.
  • Cabins that sleep 3 people in a bunk with double bed at the bottom and a single bed above. Power and oil heater in room. Use communal shower/toilets and kitchen facilities. Bring own linen, pillow, towel, cooking and eating utensils. $60 per night for up to 3 people.
  • Playground on the foreshore.
  • Boats can be launched from the beach. The nearest boat ramp is 4 km at Ngakuta Bay.


  • Wi-Fi available on payment of an additional fee.
  • Public card phone on site. Mobile phone coverage variable.
  • On-site shop open daily from Labour weekend to Easter for icecream, coffee, cake, newspapers, bread, milk, ice, meat, fish bait, fishing tackle, and fish and chips.

Getting there


1998 Queen Charlotte Drive.

Where it is from Picton and Havelock

13 km from Picton or 17 km from Havelock along Queen Charlotte Drive, on the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1678690, N5430894


Non-powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $20 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $10 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $23 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $11.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


  • Credit/bank card payment is available on-site if you arrive without a prior booking (and there is space to accommodate you).


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

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.


Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December – 28 February and for public holiday weekends.

Book Momorangi Bay Campground online.

A $10 service fee applies to phone and in person booking. This is a limited service, and we recommend booking online first if you can. Phone and in person booking is not available within 48 hours of when bookings open for a new season.

You can only make phone and in-person bookings with the Nelson Visitor Centre, phone +64 3 546 8210.

Email bookings are not available for this campsite.

A minimum 5-night stay applies from 26 December to the end of 5 January.

Know before you go

  • No pets, chainsaws, generators or compressors allowed.
  • Office hours 8 am to 8 pm from Labour Weekend to Easter. After Easter to Labour Weekend 8 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 8 pm. You need to ring the doorbell.
  • All groups must include a responsible adult 18 plus.

Motorhome and caravans

All caravans and campervans that require power must have a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness (WOF), which will be checked on arrival. If your Electrical WOF is not current you won't be allowed to connect to power.

There is no dump station at this site

The nearest dump stations are 13 km away in Picton, at the NPD Picton Fuelstop and GAS Petrol Service Station. There are also dump stations at the Mobil in both Havelock and Blenheim.


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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