Address:15 Ashers Road, Kapuka, Invercargill, Southland, South Island
This lovely spot is definitely a secret waiting to be discovered. Clean modern facilities consisting of toilets, a communal shelter and a children's playground, and parking on hard stands. Take a stroll around the gardens and the lake, which was once a lignite pit, walk over the bridges, enjoy the birdlife and plantings, or take a guided tour. Have a coffee or a meal at the cafe (closed Mon and Tues) and read all about the history of the area, or visit the covered garden. Your friendly hosts are Maree, Barry, Eunice and Charlie. Unpowered is $10 per person, powered is $15 per person - this includes the $2 charge to take the scenic walk and a dump station too. This camp may be closed from beginning June to September. Note that they can only take self-contained vehicles.