Putangirua Pinnacles Campsite at dusk

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons

Introduction

Sited beside the Putangirua Stream with views of Cook Strait and a pebbly beach across the road. Walk from here to the impressive Putangirua Pinnacles, or drive to the seal colony near Cape Palliser lighthouse.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from stream
50 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Facilities

There is tap water available but it is not safe for drinking. Water is not always available, so take your own.

Getting there

The campsite is located halfway between Cape Palliser and Lake Ferry. 58 km south of Martinborough via Lake Ferry Rd, turn on to Cape Palliser Road and continue for approximately 13 km. 

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1785772, N5408882
Latitude: -41.45015607, Longitude: 175.22403217

Address: 1341 Cape Palliser Road, Featherston 5772

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Passes

The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Activities

Walking and tramping

Pinnacles Track

Know before you go

Campfires

Permission to have a campfire at this site is determined by the Wairarapa Rural Fire District fire season status. Check the current status.

  • Campfires are allowed during open season.
  • A permit is required during a restricted season.
  • Campfires are banned during a prohibited season.
  • Extreme care must be taken with camp fires.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:   +64 6 377 0700
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   masterton@doc.govt.nz
Address:   220 South Road
Masterton
Postal Address:   PO Box 191
Masterton 5840
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