Spacious standard cabin, sleeps five people, $50 for two people. Self-contained cabins, sleep 5, $99 for two people per night. Park motel, sleeps 6, $120 for two people. Enquire for prices for extra people.
Self contained units
Visit the Little Blue penguin colony 5 minutes from us!
On the southern outskirts of Timaru is this rural retreat amongst the trees. The grounds are level, with easy access to all sites, and are landscaped with nice trees and shrubs. An attractive kidney-shaped pool is in a fenced enclosure with deck chairs, just outside the fence is a playground and a springfree trampoline. The all-in-one service block is clean, bright and attractive and houses nice kitchen and dining area, a TV lounge with internet kiosk, and all the ablutions. The laundry has automatic equipment tucked into the corridor and there is a dump point available. Seventy powered sites (at $40 per night) , and 50 unpowered (at $38 per night), all with water taps. There is a wetlands bird sanctuary 20 mins walk along the beach, a peaceful country atmosphere but only a 3 minute drive to central Timaru and the world renown Caroline Bay beach.
26 powered sites
Inland from Timaru and Temuka, is this densely treed site with around 30 power
and 20 tent sites located amongst a sheltered grove of oaks and conifers. The
camp opens from Labour weekend until after Easter and is a council owned
camp, but pets are welcome. The communal kitchen has a dining area and
open fire, while basic but clean ablutions have disabled facilities and the laundry has a free automatic washer. In the public park alongside are playing fields, a
stadium, golf course and tennis courts. Tent sites are $8 per person and $5
for children, or with power $10 for adults and $5 for children. Keys can be
picked up from the Pleasant Point Dairy on the Main Road, there will be a $20
A small number of sites behind the lodge with power and taps, and in a different
area are plenty of tent sites, under the trees or out in the open. Some sites have incredible views over Lake Ohau, but do bring your inspect repellent or buy some at reception. Campers share facilities with the lodge guests, there are no cooking facilities but you can treat yourself to a meal in the formal restaurant. There is use of a spa pool and a drying room, petrol and eftpos are available. Plenty of good fishing in Lake Ohau, a ski field nearby, and the lodge is on the A20 cycle trail. Your hosts are Mike and Louise Neilson. Sites are $20 for a powered site and $16 per adult for tent sites.
North of Lake Ohau, camp within a beautiful beech forest in a large flat area. Tramp the North and South Temple Stream tracks.
Number of tent sites - 30
Bookings not required - first in, first served
With 50 acres of large sites set amongst the pine trees, you won't have trouble
finding a spot to enjoy the peacefulness of this lakeside campground. There are
two central amenity blocks, that include modern kitchens and bathrooms, as
well as room for dining both inside and out. The tidy and stylishly corrugated
showers are free, and the laundry has excellent automatic equipment.
Scattered around the grounds are several unique outdoor camping facilities
- shower and toilets in new corrugated iron and wood buildings but with
open air feeling of the old long drops. There are also BBQs and picnic tables
placed in several places, and a dump point is provided. On the edge of Lake
Ruataniwha the swimming is great, with a jetty and slide right by the camp,
there are also several playgrounds. At the office is a well-stocked shop where
eftpos is available, a card operated phone, and you can hire pedal cars, canoes,
paddle boards, etc from here too. Kura and Tony Ritchie will look after you
andthis is a pet friendly park. Non-powered tent sites are $17 per adult and
$10 per child (2 to 15 years) per night. Power sites $18 per person.
Glentanner Park Centre is located amongst the beautiful High Country alongside Lake Pukaki, just 18km away from Aoraki/Mt.Cook National Park. We offer spacious camp sites, powered and non-powered, with stunning views on to Aoraki/Mt.Cook. From our camp site it is just a short walk to Lake Pukaki. Our facilities include a large kitchen and dining area with a wood burner, free showers, coin operated laundry, Wi-Fi and a big BBQ Pavilion.
Enjoy stunning views as you take the half hour drive on the Mt. Cook road alongside Lake Pukaki. At the entrance is a newly refurbished booking office, with a cafe and merino retail and souvenir shop. Spacious camping sites in a beautiful high country setting. A large dining/TV/recreation room with a woodburner, opens to a boulder patio that has million dollar views. The kitchen is large and well stocked with appliances. A new BBQ pavillion is greatly enjoyed. The ablutions are clean and in good order and the laundry has auto equipment. This park is a base for tourist attractions including scenic flights, 4WD Argo trips, stargazing, glacier boat trips or heli hiking. Your hosts are Helen and Ross. Tent sites are $22ppn and powered sites $25ppn. We also have a range of cabins available, self-contained units or standard cabins.
At our reception and activity center we can organise a variety of local operated tours for you. Scenic flights, heli hiking, sea kayaking, Glacier Explorers, argo tours, stargazing are amazing tours to explore this beautiful part of New Zealand.
Number of campervan sites - 50 Number of tent sites - 50 Camp beneath magnificent alpine scenery including Mt Sefton. Enjoy a variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops. The village has a visitor centre, guided activities, shops and restaurants.
Sheltered by mature hedges, this camp is in established grounds set amongst
alpine foliage and large beech trees. The amenity block is clean, modern and
bright. The kitchen includes cooking equipment and appliances, no cutlery
or crockery though, and dining areas are provided both inside and out
(with shade). Being so close to the town centre, you can walk to the shops,
restaurants, and supermarket. Boating and fishing are great in the area, use the
fish cleaning station to sort out your catch of the day. Bikes are available for
hire, only 50 minutes from Mt Cook, and there is a dump station on site. Your
hosts are Peter and Jane, all sites are $38 for two people
What a great use for an old rural school grounds, this nicely laid out campground has sites that are large, level and sheltered. All the facilities are clean, modern, and recently painted. There is both electricity and gas in the kitchen and dining area, and all utensils are provided in this large, bright and airy room. Excellent free showers plus a separate toilet block with disabled access, the auto machines available in the laundry are free too. What used to be the school hall, with its lovely old wooden floors, is now a large lounge and games room with a good library and TV. The heated swimming pool, playground with a jumping pillow, and a tennis court, including tennis rackets, are all freely available for campers use. Attractions outside the camp include a golf course, forest walks, white water rafting and four wheel drive trips. There is also excellent trout and salmon fishing here. Your host is Dave Moss. Tent sites $16 for one, $10 for each extra, powered sites $36 for two, $15 for each extra person.
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
The Ahuriri Bridge Campsite is just out of Omarama on the banks of the Ahuriri River. It is very open and large but there is some shelter next to the large willow trees.
This river floods easily so be prepared to move during heavy rain. Popular fishing spot.
Maximum length of stay is four nights.
Bookings not required - first come, first served.
Free camping at this site.