Places to stay

Queen Charlotte Track

Camp Bay campsite
Campsite Basic Campsite (DOC). 20 spaces.
Coastal campsite located in Camp Bay, Endeavour Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound. This campsite sits beneath Kenepuru Saddle on the Queen Charlotte Track. Punga Cove Lodge with shop, bar, and restauran...
Mistletoe Bay Eco Village
Campsite Standard Campsite (Private). 42 spaces.
This private campsite offers ample coastal camping space along with backpacker-style accommodation. Campers have access to a new camp kitchen with hot plates, refrigerators, and even a log fire. Th...
Schoolhouse Bay campsite
Campsite Backcountry Campsite (DOC). 6 spaces.
Coastal campsite on the Queen Charlotte Track, located in Resolution Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound.
Cowshed Bay campsite
Campsite Basic Campsite (DOC). 30 spaces.
A popular coastal campsite in Portage Bay, Kenepuru Sound. This campsite is located near the Queen Charlotte Track, being a short walk from Torea Saddle. However, the campsite can be busy in summer...
Black Rock campsite
Campsite Basic Campsite (DOC). 6 spaces.
A ridgeline campsite on the Queen Charlotte Track, just east of Torea Saddle. The campsite offers views of the sounds, but no water access.
Bay of Many Coves campsite
Bay of Many Coves campsite
Campsite Backcountry Campsite (DOC).
This high, ridgeline campsite offers good views of Queen Charlotte Sound, but no water access.
Davies Bay campsite
Campsite Backcountry Campsite (DOC). 40 spaces.
Coastal campsite located in Umungata Bay, in the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound. This campsite is the last on the Queen Charlotte Track.

Hut categories

Great Walks Hut
Well appointed DOC hut on one of the nine Great Walks. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Facilities typically include toilets, heating, water, and bunks with mattresses. Some huts will have lighting, gas cooking, and a DOC ranger.
Serviced Hut
Larger, high standard hut. Many serviced huts have a booking system and must be booked in advance. Other huts require a back country hut pass or 3 hut tickets. Mostly owned by DOC. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Serviced Alpine Hut
Alpine hut owned by DOC or clubs such as NZAC. Generally no heating. Payment varies. Facilities typically include a toilet, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Standard Hut
Typical DOC hut. Back country hut pass / 1 hut ticket required, no bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, and bunks with mattresses.
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Small DOC huts of 2-6 bunks. No fees or bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet and bunks with mattresses.

In general, food and cooking equipment is not available at huts. See DOC and NZAC websites for details of pricing and booking.

Campsite categories

Great Walks Campsite
Campsites are available on most Great Walks, usually next to huts. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Toilets, water supply. No use of hut facilities not available.
Serviced, Scenic, or Standard Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, and offering a range of facilities.
Basic Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, but with minimal facilities. No fees or bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.
Backcountry Campsite
Walk-in access. Fees vary. No bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.