Purakaunui Bay Campsite


4.9 from 30 users.


Camp on the coast at this standard DOC campsite. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Camping fees apply. Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite. Striking cliff faces can be seen and Purakaunui Falls are not far. There is a good surf beach south of the camp. There are 40 non-powered sites suitable for tents, campervans, motorhomes and caravans. Facilities include non-flush toilet, water (not treated - boil before use) and picnic tables. Fires are not permitted at any time. Please note that the paddocks surrounding the campground is private land. Please do not enter these areas. 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. Dogs on a leash only.

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Lat: -46.542835 Lng: 169.61045

User Reviews


C Rose NZ

Stunning spot! Highly recommend staying here! Paid $10 online for one night. Site is located 6km down a gravel road although road is in fairly good condition, no cell reception but who needs it when you have that view! Good toilet facilities. Best spot I've stayed at so far!



The most beautiful spot we've stayed at in over 6 weeks! Large grassfield, although not all very level. Gorgeous bay and beach you walk right onto with an amazing sunrise. We saw sealions on the beach as well. You don't want to miss this!



Most beautiful DOC campsite I've seen !


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