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Purakaunui Bay Campsite

Kayla Laatz

What a stunner this place was! Its a DOC campsite with long drop toilets, water taps, and fire pits.

Nothing like falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the beach.


Getting there, there’s about 20 minutes of gravel road with a few cattle crossings; nothing too steep. There were a few other caravans parked up. Just be aware the grass can be quite muddy.

For this particular DOC camp site you can book online in advance or pay on arrival by bringing exact change.


We saw tons of playful seals and heaps of brave surfers too! 10/10.


Catlins, Southland. Photos ©2022 Kayla Laatz


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