Nelson Creek Reserve

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617 Nelson Creek Road, Ngahere, West Coast, South Island

This attractive campground is set in an old gold mining area full of exploration
opportunities. The Nelson Creek village includes a store, hotel and pottery
shop on a terrace immediately above the camping and recreation area. The
campground is next to the creek, where you can go gold panning and has
numerous sheltered campsites.  You will find clean toilets, children's play
equipment, including a flying fox, BBQs, picnic tables, running water and a
swimming hole. A track leads through a tunnel and over a swing bridge to a
number of interesting short bush walks. Worth seeing as it has been intensively
mined with tunnels, tailraces and hand-stacked tailings. A wheelchair accessible
track is easily reached by road and a gold-panning area is signposted. An
honesty box is provided for donations towards the upkeep of the facilities,
which are maintained by the Nelson Creek Reserve Board. $6 per person a
night, or $15 per family, is the suggested donation. The hotel over the road has
showers available at $4, washing machine use $4, and drier $5.

Contact Information
Phone: 03 7510807