Image: Cheryl Pullar | DOC
Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no regional fire ban. Check for fire bans before you light.
Striking cliff faces can be seen and Purakaunui Falls are not far. There is a good surf beach south of the camp.
Cosgrove Island, a wildlife refuge, is off the coast and Jacks Blowhole is 10 km to the north.
Turn off SH1 at Balcutha. Drive south past Owaka until Ratanui turnoff. Follow Purakaunui Falls Rd to Long Point Rd, then follow Purakaunui Bay Rd to end. Narrow and gravel road.
Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1340242-N4839816
Latitude: -46.54501713, Longitude: 169.61183024
Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
From November 2020, bookings will be required for this site. Bookings will open on 19 October 2020 at 9:30 am, for trips from 2 November 2020.
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