Address:200 Jollies Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs Reservations, Canterbury, South Island
With bike tracks through the forest at your door, this well sheltered camp ground with plenty of room for both tent sites and good flat areas for campervans. The ablution block is well presented with excellent step up showers, and the kitchen/dining includes a full stove and an internet station. Kitchen utensils are handed out when you book in, complete with tea towels and dishwashing liquid. Seating is provided under the trellised verandas, and there are free gas BBQs scattered around the lawns as well as a laundry. The whole complex is sparkling clean, light and airy, and all the blocks are linked by covered walkways. The drinking water is fresh from a spring, fill up your van or empty it at the dump station provided, a recycling station is also here.. This is campground has a lovely atmosphere, from the playground, badminton and volleyball nets provided, to the photos on the wall in the office that shows how the campers have fared over the years. There are bushwalks and mountain bike tracks in the area, or if that is too adventurous you can browse through the swap library, or the hot pools are only a couple of minutes away by car. Lee and Greg are your welcoming hosts. Tent and unpowered sites are $15 per person and 16 powered sites are available at $32 for two.