Found a cool DOC site just north of Blenheim on the Coast called ‘Whites Bay’. It’s definitely a top place to stay. $6pp, showers, drinking water, Surf Club right next to the beach (can see it in the photo over my shoulder).
There were only 5 other campers at the site, which we stayed at for 3 nights. Although the 13th December is a little before the peak season so it might get busier over xmas and new year.
There’s a cool out rock to swim out to on high tide or walk round to at low tide (better photos at high tide in the cave though) and the beach has thousands of Clams, Muscles and Crabs to eat, YUM YUM YUM. Don’t forget to get the sand out though…..