1. South Island
  2. »
  3. West Coast
  4. »
  5. Nelson Creek Recreation Reserve

Nelson Creek Recreation Reserve

Overseeing Body:

Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation

Last Update:

Google Reviews Link:
621 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.  Cost is $7 per adult a night, Child 0-16 years $3; $18 per family (up to 4 children).

The hotel over the road has showers available.


+64 3 768 0427 (Greymouth Office) or +64 3 732 8391 (Reefton i-Site)
Email/Contact Us: greymouth@doc.govt.nz