There are six Department of Conservation (DOC) managed, ‘self-registration’ campsites on the track, each with toilets and water supply. There are no cooking facilities at the campsites; you need to carry your own cooker. Avoid disposing of food scraps around the campsites as this causes visible pollution and attracts vermin. Remember there are no rubbish facilities: please take your rubbish back out with you.
Camping fees for DOC campsites are to be deposited in the self-registration box at each site or prepaid at the Picton i-SITE or at the DOC Office in Picton. These fees go toward the maintenance of the camp facilities.
Our Members have campsites at Miner’s Farmstay & Campground and at Mistletoe Bay Eco Village.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) operate campsites within the Queen Charlotte Track. These are basic non-powered sites. Check individual listings for more detail.
|DOC Campsites||Water taxi stop||Time/distance from main track||Approx. number of tent sites||Cooking Shelter||Approx. altitude above sea level|
|Schoolhouse Bay||Yes||On the Track||6||No||5m|
|Camp Bay||Yes||On the Track||20||Yes||5m|
|Bay of Many Coves||No||On the Track||6||Yes||305m|
|Black Rock||No||On the Track||4||Yes||260m|
|Cowshed Bay||No||10 min/1 km||30||No||5m|
|Mistletoe Bay (private)*||Yes||15 min/1.2 km||20||Yes||5m|
|Umungata (Davies Bay)||No||2 min/100 m||25||Yes||1m|
- * Private, on land administered by DOC.
- Toilets provided at all campsites.
- Water generally available at all campsites. It should be treated, boiled or filtered, and used sparingly.
Note: In dry weather water may run out.
- No fires at all times anywhere along the track.
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