Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and 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.
Pay at the time of booking.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
You need to book ahead. Campsite Pass bookings must be completed before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, campground staff (if present) may be able to make the booking for you if space is available. There is a $10 charge for this service. To avoid any disappointment book well in advance.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your booking will be for the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.
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
From 15 December 2021 eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.