Basic Information


  • A bond of $500.00 must accompany the booking form to confirm your booking
  • This bond will be refunded less any charges for damages to facilities or equipment, graffiti found and any additional cleaning required after departure.

Deposit & Payment

  • A deposit will be required 3 months prior to your booking. This will be based on $5.00 per person per day subject to a minimum of $500.00.
  • Payment of your account is required on departure from camp unless prior arrangement has been made.
  • A 5% surcharge will be added to any account not paid on departure


  • All cancellations must be advised in writing.
  • Your deposit will be refunded only where we are able to re-book that space. The bond is non-refundable

Rules and Behaviour

  • It is your responsibility to provide adequate adult supervision for your group at all times. (Min 1 : 6)
  • We reserve the right to dismiss campers who do not adhere to our rules.
  • Camp must be quiet between 10.30 pm and 7.00 am.
  • Curious Cove is a smokefree workplace.
  • No ALCOHOL, drugs, chewing gum, animals, or firearms are permitted on the premises.
  • All damages are to be reported. The cost of any damage to property will be charged to your account.
  • A fire permit must be obtained if required.

Final Clean-Up

  • Camp grounds and all cabins and rooms used by your group must be left clean and tidy before you leave. Camp staff will check to see this is done satisfactorily.
  • A cleaning surcharge will be deducted from your bond for any areas that require additional cleaning after departure.


  • Campers are expected to help with daily duties as follows:
    • Setting tables each meal time
    • Clearing tables & sweeping the dining room after each meal
    • Vegetables (to be done after breakfast each day)
    • Cleaning bathrooms (to be done after breakfast each day) – there are 4 separate areas, needing 2-4 groups
    • Rubbish and grounds (to be done after breakfast each day)
    • Morning, afternoon tea & supper preparation & clean up
  • Duty groups should be between 4 – 10 campers.
  • A cabin inspection should be done each day.


  • Our staff do the cooking for you. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am, and Dinner at 5:30 pm.
  • A packed/picnic lunch will be made available each day with everyone making their own at 9 am. Everyone should have a drink bottle
  • Cakes, biscuits and/ or fruit for morning, afternoon teas and suppers to be supplied by you. Tea, coffee, Milo, and juice provided.
  • Nescafe coffee machine available for adults@ $1 per cup.
  • Those with special dietary needs may need to bring supplements and should contact camp for a copy of the menu to determine what they will need to bring.


  • The camp can accommodate 130 people in blocks of small cabins which sleep either 2 or 3 persons (see camp plan)
  • Cabins contain beds with a mattress and pillow, but you must bring your own pillowcase.


  • Our camp is 12 kms from Picton, in Queen Charlotte Sound.
  • As we have no road access, our launch ‘Tira Hou’ will meet you at the new floating “Jetty C” next to the Edwin Fox Museum in Picton.
  • The trip to Curious Cove takes approx 1 hour.
  • Our launch has a maximum passenger load of 69. If your group is larger than this, we will book another launch.
  • As luggage has to be loaded into the hold of the launch, only soft bags are allowable. Please DO NOT bring large suitcases.