Moetapu Bay Campsite


4.2 from 4 users.


This paid campground offers 4 non-powered tent sites. Toilets and non-treated water available. **Dogs allowed with a DOC permit only.** Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit. Directions: Turn off Queen Charlotte Drive into Kenepuru Rd, then turn into Moetapu Bay Rd and walk the last 200 m down the hill to the campsite. 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. Bookings not required - first come, first served. The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite. Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite. Beware: Flooding possible during king tides.

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Lat: -41.259428 Lng: 173.854855

User Reviews


witch road

This camp is now closed due road and storm damage with no near by parking i doubt it will ever re-open.



One of the best campsite I have ever stayed. Tents only, no vehicle access (luckily). Quite, beautiful view and swim. Has tap water (boiled it) and a dunny. The locals are very friendly. Will come back one day!


Legacy Data

Big area, but some might get flooded on high tide. Beautiful and indeed you have a high chance to be alone even in high season. Parking area very close. Table and toilet, also beach for mussels and swimming. Pay the 8$,well worth the money(Ranger and neighbors around) . Seems to be a not well known spot.


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