Kahurangi National Park, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Scotts Beach Campsite

Tap Water

A sheltered grassy campsite located near the Karamea end of the Heaphy Track at the spectacular Scotts Beach. The white sandy beach is about 1 kilometer long and enveloped by steep cliff densely vegetated with mature nikau, podocarp and other rainforest trees. A large rock formation is a feature of the beach and the crashing waves provide a dramatic contrast to the peaceful serenity of the forest.

Even though the sea looks very inviting, please do not swim here as there are very strong undercurrents, rips and tides that make it VERY dangerous.

The section of the track near Koura (Crayfish) Point between Scotts Beach and Katipo Creek can be dangerous at high tide, please check tide times and plan your trip to ensure you are not crossing this section at two hours either side of high tide. Printable High Tide Tables are available for download from the Department of Conservation.

Scotts Beach Campsite Amenities
Scotts Beach Campsite Amenities
Campsite Capacity: 9 Tent Sites (18 Campers)
Facilities: Fireplace, picnic table
Water & Toilet: Fresh water from stream (limited in summer), long drop toilet and toilet paper.

Heaphy Track Campsite Fees and Bookings
Heaphy Track Campsite Fees and Bookings
Campsite Fee $14 per night
There is no charge for children 17 years and under. However, booking is still required. Bookings Are Essential – You can book a campsite online or at a DOC visitor centre. You need to book before you start walking or mountain biking the Heaphy Track.
View & Download Printable Topographic Map

Weather Forecast for Scotts Beach

Forecast for Scotts Beach  Precip. Temp. Wind Speed
10.08.2020 08–12 Rain showers <1 mm 9 °C Gentle breeze from South-southwest 4 m/s
12–18 Rain showers 1 mm 10 °C Gentle breeze from South-southwest 4 m/s
18–24 Light rain showers <1 mm 9 °C Gentle breeze from South-southwest 4 m/s
11.08.2020 00–06 Fair 0 mm 8 °C Light breeze from East-southeast 3 m/s
06–12 Fair 0 mm 7 °C Light air from Southeast 1 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm 12 °C Light breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
18–24 Fair 0 mm 9 °C Gentle breeze from South 4 m/s
12.08.2020 00–06 Clear sky 0 mm 7 °C Light breeze from South 2 m/s
06–12 Clear sky 0 mm 4 °C Light breeze from East-northeast 2 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm 12 °C Light breeze from Northwest 2 m/s
18–24 Partly cloudy <1 mm 10 °C Light breeze from Northeast 2 m/s
Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.

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