Off Cook Flat Road is this large and well-presented camp with stunning
views. Tents can set up under the shady trees on a large grassed area, while
hard stands are provided for vehicles. Most have lovely grass strips between
them and some of the sites are extra-large with good access for buses. The
two kitchens are well equipped with full stoves, hotplates and fridge/freezers
and a dining space with a separate TV and internet room. A clean ablution
block has a disability/family suite, plus a children’s bath and a laundry with
up-to-date automatic equipment. The other two sets of ablutions are well
appointed and clean with well-lined roomy showers serviced by gas water
heating and hairdryers. You can cook inside in the kitchen with all amenities or
outside under the covered BBQ area. All the mod cons here, and everything
is immaculately presented and clean as a whistle, and you will appreciate the
under floor heating in the bathrooms if staying in winter! A great adventure
playground has been provided for the children, as well as pedal cars for hire.
Parents, however, will love the new spa room. Other amenities include a
dump point, phones and free internet, while there is a licensed restaurant with
takeaways close by. Your adventure trips can start here with many activities to
choose from and a no charge booking service. Children’s prices and off season rates available.
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Situated on State Highway 6, southern end of Lake Ianthe, 15km north of Harihari. Camp beside one of Westland’s forest-lined freshwater lakes. Popular for boating, trout fishing and swimming.
Bookings not required - first come, first served.
Alerts Modified Date: 2023-11-25 > Wild goat control for Kahurangi National Park > Temporary unbridged crossing – Lewis River > Crossing Dart Ford on Wangapeka River Road > Kahurangi National Park – Upper Karamea Swing Bridge – Leslie Karamea Track – Maintenance work – Expect delays > Ōpārara Basin access road closed midweek > Crazy Paving Cave closure > Allow more time to reach the huts in Matiri Valley
Kahurangi National Park Created in 1996, Kahurangi is one of New Zealand\'s newest national parks, and at 452,002 hectares it is also the second largest. Translated, its name has a number of meanings including \'treasured possession\', an apt description of its wonderfully diverse natural and recreational values. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests.
High on the hill overlooking the sea is this lodge and camp ground, you will find it off Fitzherbet Road. This was the site of the old hospital and has many well-kept buildings that have been furnished in a quirky retro look. The level tenting area and power sites overlook the ocean, all are landscaped and sheltered. A clean and tidy kitchen with all amenities including a full stove and separate dining area is provided, also a comfy and sunny lounge for you to relax in. Plenty of room here and groups are welcome. Watchout for the friendly rabbit that may come and visit you, or go for a walk down the hill to the glow worm dell. Your friendly host is Christine. $20 per adult for tents, and $35 power sites for two adults, an extra adult is $10. Children under 12 years are $5.
This lifestyle park is now permanently closed.
In a rural setting with a small lake, great views of the mountains and close
to the sea, this camp ground is run by people who know about camping.
Landscaped grounds with room for tents, the 12 powered sites are all on
hard gravel, and some cater for large vehicles. The buildings have had a
lovely make over with a modern, clean kitchen, gas hobs, fridge, microwave
and wall oven. The tastefully decorated dining/lounge has a log/coal file,
while the spotless modern ablutions have spacious showers. Other facilities
include a laundry, fire BBQ and scattered throughout the grounds are picnic
tables. Relax around the brazier in the evening with your marshmallows.
or watch the eel feeding at 7pm nightly. Free range eggs are available from
your cheerful hosts Murray and Sharon Jordan. Sites are $15 per person
and $30 for two, children are charged at $1 for each year of age to 15.
Overlooking the gorge, and with the Buller River just across the road, you will get lovely views from this camp. Sites are behind the licensed cafe/hotel/backpackers, plenty of room on grassy paddocks, or park your van in the carpark. You share the kitchen and bathroom facilities with the back-packers, and you will be glad of the large modern shower and toilet cubicles. Lots of things to do here, walk up Berlin_s Hill, or over to the river, have a bite to eat in the cafe, relax in the garden, or have a drink in the pub. Your friendly hosts are Dean and K.D and the cost per night is only $12 per person.
Park your motorhome within a few steps of the main street, or put your tent up in one of the little gardens tucked away between the buildings. This quirky little hostel come campsite has some amazing murals scattered around, and see if you can spot the topiary kiwi in the garden. You can enjoy two large, well-stocked kitchens, two lounges, and free movies and wireless internet. The showers and toilets are unisex, and a public laundromat is right next door. The hostel has a relaxed atmosphere with free sports equipment, mountain bikes, surf boards and surf trips available, run by the onsite surf school. The RSA has a back entrance next door and there is a free herb garden. Bazil's Bus is available for transport, there is off street parking available and a covered area for bikes and motorbikes. Your friendly hosts are Ray and Steve. Power and tent sites are $18 per person, children are $10, under 5 years are free.
Enjoy a great feed of whitebait at this traditional West Coast pub. Camping is on level ground with 10 power and numerous tent sites, all on grass and with established plantings for shelter. The toilets and showers are all part of the hotel complex, and are clean and tidy. There is no kitchen but you may be able to borrow the BBQ, the washing machine is free and so is the wifi. A children_s playground and great swimming holes are available to entertain, good fishing, both sea and river. Your hosts Wayne and Andrea supply a pickup service to and from the Wangapeka track, and they sometimes allow people who aren't camping to use the showers for a small charge of $5. Tent sites are $15 for two or, with power $20 for two, children under 14 years are free. Long term rates are available and this is a pet friendly camp.
Just a hop, step and a jump from the beach, this gorgeous camp has room for up to 140 campers, 55 sites with power, spacious, and most overlooking a safe swimming beach. Quiet, clean and friendly is the motto of this camp, and you can see it everywhere you look. The amenities are generous and clean, there seem to be ablution blocks every time you turn around. They include a baby_s bathroom and disabled suite, and another building housing four family bathrooms. The spacious stainless kitchen has a large chiller fridge and all other amenities, and there is an attractive sunroom/dining set up next door. At the end of the building is an inviting undercover BBQ area with seating. There is a separate lounge/TV room, and a games room that includes arcade games and table hockey, and two internet kiosks are available. The well-equipped laundry has several washers and dryers, while the children_s playground at the far end of the grounds is a good one, including an in ground trampoline, fenced on three sides for safety. You will get a lovely greeting as you come into the reception from your friendly hosts Chrissy and Carl. Tent sites are $36 to $38 for two, extra adults are $18 to $19. Power sites $42 to $46 for two, extra adults are, and children aged 1 to 14 years are $10.
Jacks Gasthof is on the coastal highway 5km north of Charleston and is a gem of a camp. Well laid out in a peaceful setting, with trees for shade, and lots of little nooks and crannies, there is plenty of tenting room and three sites with power. Facilities are minimal but unique in their own way, gtwo toilets, no kitchen but lots of outdoor sinks with drinkable water. The shower is an open air one, down by the river access, where you can have it cold, or for a gold donation they will turn on the hot water. You can pop down to the river for a swim, or take a walk through the bush. An ideal stopover, if you don\'t feel like cooking, have a pizza at the onsite restaurant where the locals meet the tourists. How many camps are there where you can have a crispy pizza, or a proper meal, have a drink or two, then walk back to your site? Your friendly hosts are Petra and Jack. A site will cost just $8 per person plus $5 per site for power wifi morning and evening.