Marlborough’s brilliant climate and diverse landscapes make it great for camping, whether you choose a tent or campervan for your holiday.
Tap into the brilliant facilities at one of the holiday parks, pitch up at one of the many Department of Conservation sites at the edge of the Marlborough Sounds, or in remote locations like the historic Cobb Cottage site at the edge of Molesworth Station.
Tap in the facilities at one of many holiday parks or pitch up a tent at one of the Department of Conservation campsites. A mix of locations are available including absolute waterfront camping in the Marlborough Sounds, high country farm campsites in Molesworth Station and riverside camping amongst native bush near Pelorus Bridge and Havelock.
Where to camp
You’ll find a warm welcome at holiday parks, and stunning sites at the 48 conservation campsites in Marlborough, from Elaine Bay in the Marlborough Sounds, to Marfells Beach at the edge of the Pacific.
Guide to camping in Marlborough
Dog-friendly DOC sites
There are plenty of beautiful camping spots in Marlborough where you can take your dogs, as long as they are kept on a leash. You'll need to obtain a permit from the Department of Conservation's South Marlborough or Picton office before you go.
Camping with your dog in Marlborough
Roy Grose DOC Conservation Services Manager, Marlborough Sounds
“Marlborough is the mountains to the sea. One day you can be out in the Marlborough Sounds, and the next day be up at Lake Rotoiti. On the way you can stop and pick cherries or have a glass of wine at a cellar door. It doesn’t get much better than that.”My insider guide to Marlborough
Marlborough has plenty of brilliant holiday parks, where you’ll find great facilities and friendly faces.
Holiday parks provide spaces for tenting and campervans, and many have a range of cabins from small bed only cabins to fully self-contained motel style units. Staying at a holiday park can be an affordable way to stay in Marlborough, with the added benefit of great facilities which could include swimming pools, play areas, barbecues, laundry facilities and more.
With beautiful spots in Picton, Waikawa, Blenheim, Rapaura, Linkwater, Okiwi Bay and Mistletoe Bay, you could spend all summer blissfully camping in Marlborough. You won't want it to end!
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Picton TOP 10 Holiday Park
Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park
Mistletoe Bay Eco Village
Picton Campervan Park
Alexanders Holiday Park
Blenheim Motor Camp
Havelock Holiday Park
Momorangi Bay DOC Campground
Okiwi Bay Holiday Park
Parklands Marina Holiday Park
Pelorus Bridge DOC Campground & Cafe
Picton's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park and Park Motels
Smiths Farm Holiday Park
Spring Creek Holiday Park
Wai-natur Naturist Park