Bark Bay Campsite Abel Tasman

Image: Chloe Riddell | Creative Commons

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)
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - 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, student 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 - see acceptable eligibility proof.

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

Book online or contact Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.

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
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 528 6543
Email:   info@motuekaisite.co.nz
Address:   20 Wallace Street
Motueka 7120
Postal Address:  
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