Katipo Creek Shelter Campsite

Image: Amy Rutledge | DOC


This is a walk-in campsite on the Heaphy Track.

Campsite overview


  • Foot
  • Mountain bike


  • Coastal


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
5 non-powered/tent sites

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

This is one of nine Great Walk campsites on the Heaphy Track.

It's has a grassy area for tents with coastal vistas.

Facilities and services

  • Number of campers - 10
  • Number of tent sites - 5

All campsites on the Heaphy Track have water from a tap and toilets that are supplied with toilet paper. Katipo Creek Shelter campsite has a long drop toilet and also sinks.

Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities.

Hut wardens move between nearby huts in the summer. As well as checking campsite bookings, they are able to provide information about the track and weather to campers.

Getting there

Katipo Creek Shelter campsite is 2 hr 30 min from Heaphy hut campsite and 2 hr from Scotts Beach campsite.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1524934, N5455943 
Latitude: -41.0442819, Longitude: 172.10684301


  • Adult (18+ years): $14 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required


Bookings are required all year round.

Book Katipo Creek Shelter Campsite online.


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
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