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Whites Bay

Whites Bay, just over the hill from Rarangi, between Picton and Blenheim, is a brilliant safe bay for swimming with a white, sandy beach and sheltered bay.

There's not just swimming, either - go up to the lookout for a great view, check out the rockpools or go down the natural sand slide.

There's a Department of Conservation camping ground here too if you'd like to stick around for a while, or bring your mountain bike and ride the Whites Bay Loop Track - a brilliant downhill trail.

A range of walks for abilities can also be accesed near Whites Bay. Short walks include Pukatea Walk, Monkey Bay Walk, Rarangi-Whites Bay Track and Black Jack Track. Alonger option is Mount Robertson Track, an 8-9 hour return walk which climbs through mature forest and ridgelines. 

Getting to Whites Bay

From SH1 turn off at Tuamarina into Hunter Rd, left into Pembers Rd/Rarangi Rd, and follow left into Rarangi Beach Rd. Take sharp left into Port Underwood Rd and follow to the campsite.

From Picton
Drive 30 minutes | 32 km

From Blenheim
Drive 25 minutes | 23 km

Whites Bay Campsite

Whites Bay Campsite

67 non-powered/tent sites

Brilliant scenery close to the beach, great for surfing, walking, fishing, swimming and kayaking.

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