Address:Riverview RD, PO Box 140, Murchison, Tasman, Nelson, South Island
This campground is located less than 1 kilometer North of Murchison township, on the Buller River with more than 18 acres of well-established grounds, and an adjacent bush reserve. The main camping area has sheltered well-kept power and tent sites, while the river paddock has numerous unmarked tent sites and there are some lovely riverside spots. The facilities include five kitchen blocks, four ablution blocks, laundry facilities, BBQs, playground, boat ramp, drying room, and free wifi. The kitchens are well-stocked with a generous range of appliances and views over the river. Bookings can be made here to go rafting, or have a game of golf next door, go swimming, fishing or gold panning. Local music festivals are held here, and it is a gathering spot for kayakers and rafters. There is easy river access with a swimming hole, and you can walk the 20 min Kahikatea walkway which has an abundance of bird life. Make sure you check in at the office as you arrive to meet your hosts Robin and Linda Sanford. Tent sites from $12.50 per person, powered sites from $25 for two people.