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


Bookings for summer 2019/20 will open in mid-late May 2019. The exact date will be updated here in early May 2019.

Bookings are essential 1 December to 28 February and public holiday weekends.


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
  • Wheelchair accessible
36 non-powered/tent sites
100 powered sites


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • 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
  • Number of powered sites - 100
  • Number of cabins - 2

Facilities and services

  • Hot showers (campers only) $1 coin
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Playground on the foreshore.
  • Boats can be launched from beach. The nearest boat ramp is 4 km at Ngakuta Bay.

Getting there

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): $18 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $9 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $21 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $10.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


  • 1 December – 10 February inclusive: Minimum fee per site is 2 adults regardless of ages.
  • 26 December  4 January inclusive: Minimum stay of 5 nights applies.
  • A $200 deposit or full payment is required at the time of booking for stays up to 30 April 2019. After this full payment will be required at the time of booking.
  • Full payment is required 5 weeks before the first date the facilities will be used and the booking will be cancelled where full payment is not received 4 weeks before the first date the facility will be used if you have only paid a deposit.
  • Bookings for stays after 30 April 2019 (once open) will require full payment at the time of booking.
  • Credit/bank card payment is available on-site if you arrive without a prior booking (and there is space to accommodate you).


The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

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

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


Online bookings open at 9 am on 23 May 2018 for 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019.

Book well in advance for the peak period from 1 December – 28 February and for public holiday weekends. Bookings are not required between 1 May and 31 August.

A minumum 5 night stay applies from 26 December – 5 January inclusive

Bookings for stays after 30 April 2019 (once open) will require full payment at the time of booking.

Book Momorangi Bay Campground online or contact:

Momorangi Bay Campground
Phone: + 64 3 573 7865

Online bookings are recommended – a fee applies to phone bookings.

Before you book:

Know before you go

  • No pets, chainsaws, generators or compressors allowed.
  • Office hours 8:00 am to 8:00 pm from Labour Weekend to Easter. After Easter to Labour Weekend 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (doorbell must be rung).
  • All groups must include a responsible adult 18+.
  • Fires not permitted at any time.
  • Water may need to be boiled, treated or filtered before use.

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.


Momorangi Bay Campground
Phone: + 64 3 573 7865


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
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Address:   Port Marlborough Building
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