Introduction

Walk-in or boat-in to this beachside campsite on the Torrent Bay Estuary to Bark Bay section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive on access.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Foot

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilet - flush
40 non-powered/tent sites

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Bark Bay is a popular campsite for school groups, especially on Monday to Thursday nights in November and mid-February to April.

It has a fireplace, gets good winter sun, and is a scheduled water taxi stop.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1604269, N5470462

Fees

In the peak season 1 October - 30 April:

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $30 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $30 person, per night

* New Zealand rates:

  • "Ordinarily resident in New Zealand" means those:
    • who hold a residence class or work visa; and
    • who have lived in New Zealand for six of the previous 12 months; and
    • for whom New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
  • Proof of eligibility will be required for the New Zealand rate (such as a New Zealand drivers licence, utility bill or a copy of a passport).

In the off-peak season 1 May - 30 September:

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): Free

Bookings

Bookings required all year.

Book Bark Bay Campsite online or contact:

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Full office details
 

Know before you go

The water supply is usually filtered and safe to drink. Be prepared to boil, treat or filter water if the DOC water filters are not working correctly.

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Full office details
Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 528 6543
Email:   info@motuekaisite.co.nz
Address:   20 Wallace Street
Motueka 7120
Full office details
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