Introduction

Just a 5 minute walk from Palliser Bay. Go fishing, surfing, walking, hunting and mountain biking.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets
  • Water from stream
12 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

The campsite is situated amongst coastal manuka forest within 5 minutes walk from Palliser Bay. Can get strong winds. 

Getting there

Address: 44 Ocean Beach Road, Rimutaka Forest Park 5373

45 minutes from Featherston, along Western Lake Road.

Drive south from Featherston along the Western Lake Rd, and then west on Wharekauhau Rd to the coast. Drive north west alongside Ocean Beach to Corner Creek. Unsealed road for at least 3 km with two stream fords. Suitable for large vehicles.  Accessible only from the eastern side of the Remutaka Range.

Location

Cape Palliser, 38 km south west of Featherston.

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1770503, N5417757
Latitude: -41.37365272, Longitude: 175.03884988

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

This area is a popular destination for fishing, surfing, walking, hunting and mountain biking.

Know before you go

Campfires

Permission to have a campfire at this site is determined by the Wairarapa Rural Fire District (WRFD) fire season status. See the WRFD website for 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 campfires.

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
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