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Campsites & Shelters

There are seven Department of Conservation (DOC) campsites, each with toilets and a water supply.

Camping fees, for all DOC campsites, should be deposited in the self-registration boxes at the campsites, or paid to the DOC office in Picton.

Some Accommodation Operators also have campsites for walkers and bikers to use along the track.

Campsites & Shelters:

Resolution Bay: Schoolhouse Bay (DOC)
Endeavour Inlet: Miners Camp (Private camp ground), Madsen's Camp, Camp Bay (DOC)
Kenepuru Saddle Ridge: Bay of Many Coves Shelter (DOC), Black Rock Shelter (DOC)
Portage Bay: Cowshed Bay (DOC)
Mistletoe Bay: Mistletoe Bay Eco Village
Umungata: Davies Bay (DOC)
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Please note when using DOC Campsites:
  • Fires: No open fires are permitted. The use of gas cookers if preferred.
  • Cooking: There are no cooking facilities at the campsites.
  • Water: It is advisable to carry water between the Kenepuru and Te Mahia Bay saddles. Please use water in the campsites sparingly.
  • Private land: Sections of the track cross private land. Please respect the owners’ property, and do not take vehicles, firearms or dogs on the track.
  • Rubbish: There are no rubbish facilities on the track. Please take your rubbish away with you.
  • Wasps: Wasps are common in late summer and autumn. Carry anti-histamines if you are allergic to their stings.



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