1. DOC Campsites and Resources

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No. of tent sites:

30

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Access to Campsite:

By campervan, car, or caravan.

Fees:

Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
Infant (0–4 years): free
Passes
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.

To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information supplied courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No Dogs

Last Update:

12/05/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island. Department of Conservation., Auckland, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

Akapoua Bay; Camp in a sheltered bay amongst beautiful pohutukawa trees. DOC office is next door and a wharf, shop, fuel depot and post office are nearby. This is a popular place for families and boaties. Shingle beach. Gateway to track network. A day walk to the impressive kauri dam and good fishing in the harbour.

Phone(s):

+64 7 867 9080 or +64 9 379 6476
Email/Contact Us: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

3

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Torrent Bay bridge replacement

To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs allowed

Last Update:

23/06/2021
Address:
Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk-in or boat-in to this beachside campsite on the Tinline to Anchorage section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive on access.

Bookings are required for this campsite.

Fees

1 October – 30 April

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand:

  • Adult (18+ years): $16 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): Free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $24 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $12 person, per night

1 May – 30 September

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $16 person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): Free

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

The DOC Campsite Pass cannot be used at this campsite. 

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

6

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Torrent Bay bridge replacement

To Book:

Dog Policy:

No pets allowed

Last Update:

23/06/2021
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk-in or boat-in to this beachside campsite on the Waiharakeke to Whariwharangi section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive-in access.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339 or +64 3 528 6543
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

81

Closed For Winter?:

Yes

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time.

To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs on a leash only

Last Update:

25/02/2022
Address:
886 Anaura Rd Tokomaru Bay, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island 4079

DESCRIPTION:

When you hit Anaura Bay turn north and head up the tar sealed road to this
relaxed, family, beachfront camping area in a fenced paddock beside a stream.
Great swimming and coastal bush walks are to be had from here. This basic
campground is open between Labour weekend (October) through to Easter.
This is back-to-basics camping. No toilets are provided. You also need to
bring your own portable cookers or barbecues and don't forget a chemical
toilet. (a dump station is provided in the peak season). Other facilities include rubbish collection and tap water (not suitable for drinking).

Fees (effective March 2023)

  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
  • Child (5–17 years): $5 per
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay at the time of booking.

Passes

The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Seasonal restrictions

Opens labour weekend and closes after easter weekend.

Can reach full capacity over Christmas and New Years.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

 

Phone(s):

+64 7 867 9080
Email/Contact Us: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

50

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Torrent Bay bridge replacement > Abel Tasman Coast Track – Anchorage stream crossing

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No pets allowed

Last Update:

23/06/2021
Address:
Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk-in or boat-in to this beachside campsite on the Tinline to Anchorage section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive on access.

50 non-powered/tent sites; bookings required.

Seasonal restrictions

Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

20

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Predator control for Arthur\'s Pass East

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

24/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Canterbury, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

 

 

A popular starting point for trampers heading to the new Casey Hut.

Bookings:

Bookings not required - first come, first served

 

Seasonal restrictions

During winter this alpine area may be covered in snow, making access difficult.

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Phone(s):

+64 3 318 9211
Email/Contact Us: arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

4

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

26/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

This is a walk-in campsite on the Heaphy Track. On fine days following rain, Mt Taranaki can seen in the distance.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Website:
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

15

Alerts:

None

Access to Campsite:

Boat and walking
To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

27/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk-in or boat-in to this beachside campsite on the Tinline to Anchorage section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive on access.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

6

Access to Campsite:

By campervan, car or caravan

Overseeing Body:

Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

Last Update:

27/05/2023
Address:
Central Plateau, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

Camp in an area of diverse terrain; activities include hunting, walking/tramping, fishing and rafting.

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Phone(s):

+64 7 384 7106
Email/Contact Us: turangi@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

6

Fires Allowed?:

Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.

Alerts:

None

Access to Campsite:

By campervan, car, caravan,

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC Office for to obtain a permt.

Last Update:

22/6/2023
Address:
Central Plateau, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

This camp is in an area of diverse terrain; activities include hunting, walking/tramping, fishing and rafting.

Phone(s):

+64 7 384 7106
Email/Contact Us: turangi@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

6

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Vehicle restrictions for Queen Charlotte Drive

Access to Campsite:

Car or campervan

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

Last Update:

27/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Marlborough, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

A tranquil setting beside the sea, with a range of activities nearby including walking and mountain biking on the Queen Charlotte Track.

Bookings not required - first come, first served.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

30

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Access to Campsite:

Campervan, car or caravan
To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Sorry, No dogs

Last Update:

27/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Canterbury, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

This standard camping site is just off the main road in the Arthur’s Pass village, almost directly opposite the visitor centre.

Seasonal restrictions

During winter this alpine area may be covered in snow, making access difficult.

Phone(s):

+64 3 318 9211
Email/Contact Us: arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No Dogs

Last Update:

11/02/2022
Address:
Awana Bay north of Claris, Great Barrier Island, Auckland, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

Awana Estuary is on the east coast of Great Barrier Island. Get there via the
Auckland car ferry and then a rough gravel road (dry weather access only).
Camp on an undulating site next to the Awana Stream (take your mozzie
repellent!) and close to one of the island’s most famous surf beaches. This
camping area has a covered outdoor eating shelter with a sink and water from
a tap for washing up, toilets, cold shower and rubbish collection, but no shade. With room for around 60 tents, bookings are required all year round.

Phone(s):

+64 9 379 6476
Email/Contact Us: aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

18

Fires Allowed?:

Seasonal restrictions.Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Torrent Bay bridge replacement

Access to Campsite:

Boat or walk
To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Soory, No dogs

Last Update:

27/5/2023
Address:
Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk-in or boat-in to this campsite on the Mosquito Bay to Awaroa section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive on access.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

40

Alerts:

None

Access to Campsite:

Boat or Walking

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

27/5/2023
Address:
Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk-in or boat-in to this beachside campsite on the Torrent Bay Estuary to Bark Bay section of the Abel Tasman Coast Track. There is no drive on access.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

Access to Campsite:

Walking, mountain bike

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

28/5/2023
Address:
Marlborough, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk or mountain bike in to this backcountry campsite in the Marlborough Sounds. Access is from the Queen Charlotte Track. There is no drive in access.

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

10

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Access to Campsite:

Boat, walking or mountain bike

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

29/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Southern Lakes, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Camp on the shore of Lake Wakatipu at this boat or mountain bike accessible campsite.

Bookings not required - first come, first served.

Phone(s):

+64 3 442 7935
Email/Contact Us: queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

8

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Access to Campsite:

Walking
To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

29/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Coromandel, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

This campsite is on the popular Billygoat Circuit.

Bookings required.

Phone(s):

+64 7 867 9080
Email/Contact Us: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

6

Access to Campsite:

Walking or mountain bike.

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs

Last Update:

29/5/2023
Address:
Marlborough, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Walk or mountain bike to this campsite from the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds. There is no drive in access.

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

65

Closed For Winter?:

Closed during winter. Open Labour Weekend to Easter.

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Access to Campsite:

By Campervan, Car or Caravan,

Fees:

Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
Child (5–17 years): $5 per
Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Passes
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.

To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs on a leash only

Last Update:

29/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Coromandel, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

A popular and spacious campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley, 6 km north of the visitor centre.

Phone(s):

+64 7 867 9080
Website:
Email/Contact Us: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

16 non-powered/tent sites

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Boulders Campsite access road damaged

16 non-powered/tent sites

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Last Update:

24/02/2022
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Boulders campsite, 376 Te Waiti Stream Road, Toatoa, 3197, Bay of Plenty, East Cape, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

Down a gravel road south of Opotiki, you can camp surrounded by nikau palms
and tawa forest next to the Te Waiti Stream. This relaxed, self-registration campsite
is in picturesque surroundings and it is popular for fishing and swimming. Facilities
include toilets, picnic tables, BBQ areas and water supply from the stream. With
room for about 16 tents, no fees for camping here.

Phone(s):

+64 7 315 1001 (Opotiki Office)
Website:
Email/Contact Us: opotiki@doc.govt.nz

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Boundary Creek Campsite temporarily closed

Dog Policy:

Dogs on a leash only

Last Update:

21/03/2023
Address:
S Hwy 6, Head of Lake Wanaka. Department of Conservation, Southern Lakes, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Boundary Creek Camping

Area Number of tent sites - 23

Relax on the shores of Lake Wanaka at this easily accessible and quiet campsite. Water sports include motor boating, skiing and fishing. Walks lead from the campsite around the lake.

Note: this camping area is currently closed.

Phone(s):

03 4438365

No. of tent sites:

12

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Access to Campsite:

By Campervan, Car or Caravan,

Fees:

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

The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs on a leash only

Last Update:

30/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Canterbury, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Camp amongst the kānuka forest just off SH7 between Hanmer Springs and Lewis Pass. Boyle Campsite is on the Te Araroa Trail and at the end of the five-day tramp on the St James Walkway.

Bookings not required - first come, first served.

Phone(s):

+64 3 318 9211
Email/Contact Us: arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz

Overseeing Body:

Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs on a leash only

Last Update:

22/03/2023
Address:
Bucks Road, Tauherenikau, Wellington/Wairarapa, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

Enjoy the picturesque campsite above the Tauherenikau River amongst regenerating bush. Camp at the roadend or walk approx 150 metres along the track to the right of the Gorge to a grassy area amongst trees. Walk the Tauherenikau Gorge track or cool off with a swim in the river.

Bucks Road Number of tent sites - 25

Bookings:

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Phone(s):

+64 4 384 7770
Email/Contact Us: wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-4-12 > Flood damage and restrictions for Marlborough Sounds roads

Dog Policy:

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

Last Update:

22/03/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Butchers Flat Camping Area, Wakamarina, Marlborough, 7178, New Zealand, Marlborough, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Butchers Flat Number of tent sites - 20. This grassy flat camping area was once a gold mining area. Picnic, swim or fish in the Wakamarina River and walk or mountain bike on the nearby Doom or Wakamarina Tracks.

Road end, Wakamarina Road near Canvastown between Blenheim and Nelson.

Bookings:

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

30

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-4-12 > Predator control for Wānaka area

Overseeing Body:

Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs, sorry.

Last Update:

24/3/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
State Highway 6, Department of Conservation, 15 minutes north of of Makarora township, beside SH6. Gravel road., Southern Lakes, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

Cameron Flat  Camp is near the Makarora River. Plenty of great activities are available nearby such as hunting, tramping or fishing. Beautiful environment.

Number of tent sites - 30 unpowered

Bookings required.

Phone(s):

027 269 6871
Email/Contact Us: wanakavc@doc.govt.nz

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-4-12 > Predator control for Wānaka area

Bookings not required - first come, first served

6 bunk beds

Overseeing Body:

Thanks to the Department of Conservation for information on this hut

Last Update:

25/05/2023
Address:
Kuripapango campsite, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island

DESCRIPTION:

From the Cameron carpark you can walk to Kuripapaango Trig or Cameron Hut. Tramps to Kiwi Saddle, Kaweka Range, Kiwi Mouth Hut and Back Ridge are also available.

The route from the Cameron Carpark to the Cameron Hut follows the Ngaruroro River. It begins just upriver from the water gauge. As at least 30 fordings are necessary it can only be negotiated when the Ngaruroro River is not in flood.

Phone(s):

+64 6 834 3111
Email/Contact Us: napier@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

20

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-4-12 > Camp Bay Campsite limited water supply > Kenepuru Road closed to visitors

Access to Campsite:

By boat or hiking.

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

Dogs with a DOC permit only.

Last Update:

3/7/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Marlborough, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

This is in a sheltered bay with fishing, boating, walking, mountain biking, plus a lodge with a bar, small shop and restaurant nearby.

Mountain bikes are only permitted on the Queen Charlotte Track between Ship Cove and Camp Bay between 1 March and 30 November.

In December, January and February you can only mountain bike from Camp Bay to Punga Cove or to Kenepuru Saddle via the direct track to the road.

Fees:

Payment with a DOC Campsite Pass is preferred. Otherwise, pay your fees with cash at the self-registration stand at the campsite or to the camp warden if present. Put the correct fee in the envelope provided and place the receipt section of the envelope on your vehicle or tent.

  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
  • Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
  • Infant (0–4 years): free

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:
Tasman, Nelson, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

This camp will accommodate around 50 people in an area which is popular
with mountain bikers, trampers and cavers. It is also the main access-way to
the 176 metre marble shaft known as Harwood’s Hole. “Canaan Downs” is
central to some of the South Island’s most popular holiday spots including
the Abel Tasman Kahurangi National Park and Golden Bay and is well worth
a stopover for anyone just wanting a lovely spot to camp.

Phone(s):

03 5281810

No. of tent sites:

3

Fires Allowed?:

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Access to Campsite:

By boat,

Fees:

Fees
Payment with a DOC Campsite Pass is preferred. Otherwise, pay your fees with cash at the self-registration stand at the campsite or to the camp warden if present. Put the correct fee in the envelope provided and place the receipt section of the envelope on your vehicle or tent.

Adult (18+ years): $6 per night
Child (5 - 17 years): $3 per night
Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Passes
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs, sorry.

Last Update:

30/5/2023
Google Reviews Link:
Address:
Marlborough, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

A remote campsite with hunting and water-based activities near by.

Bookings not required - first come, first served.

Phone(s):

+64 3 546 9339
Email/Contact Us: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

No. of tent sites:

120

Fires Allowed?:

Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.

Alerts:

Alerts Modified Date: 2024-6-3 > Predator control for Eglinton Valley

Access to Campsite:

By campervan, car, caravan,

Fees:

Fees
Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
Infant (0–4 years): free
Pay at the time of booking.

Passes
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.

To Book:

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Dog Policy:

No dogs, sorry

Last Update:

31/5/2023
Address:
Southern Lakes, South Island

DESCRIPTION:

This is a standard campsite in northern Fiordland that is good for larger vehicles.

Bookings required.

Phone(s):

+64 3 249 7924
Email/Contact Us: fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:
Catchpool Valley Camping Area Coast Rd Wainuiomata, Wellington/Wairarapa, North Island 5373

DESCRIPTION:

Catchpool Valley is the most popular entrance to Remutaka Forest Park. It includes Orongorongo Valley and its booked huts with walks for all ages and fitness levels.

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