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/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays to 30 June 2021.
Bookings are planned to open in May 2021, for stays that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.
From November 2020, 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