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

Campsite overview


  • Foot


  • Coastal


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
9 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no regional fire ban. Check for fire bans before you light. 

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

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

It's in a sheltered grassy area on the coastal section of the track.

Facilities and services

  • Number of campers - 20
  • Number of tent sites - 9

All campsites on the Heaphy Track have water from a tap, but in Scotts Beach campsite it can be limited in summer. There are toilets that are supplied with toilet paper; Scotts Beach campsite has a long drop toilet. It also has a fireplace. 

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 campers with information about the track and weather.

Getting there

Scotts Beach campsite is 2 hr from Katipo Shelter campsite and 45 mins from the track end at Kohaihai.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1524801, N5451055 
Latitude: -41.08829601, Longitude: 172.10466371


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

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

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $14 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $7 per 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. Acceptable eligibility proof.


Bookings are required all year.

Book Scotts Beach Campsite online.


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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