Camping at Pelorus Head campsite in the Marlborough Sounds
Camping in the Marlborough Sounds
  • Campsites

    Conservation & commercial

  • Freedom camping

    Freedom camping in Marlborough

  • Travelling with Rover

    Dog-friendly sites



Marlborough’s brilliant climate and diverse landscapes make it perfect for camping, whether you choose a tent, caravan or campervan for your holiday.

Tap into the brilliant facilities at one of our great 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.

Peruse our guide for some of the best camping in the country, including dog-friendly spots.

Roy Grose

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.”

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Holiday parks

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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