With a bush backdrop, lake views, and a marina at the end of the road, this
is boatie heaven. An old style campground that is ready for some attention.
The kitchen is small with usual appliances and some cutlery and cooking
utensils, alongside is a TV room with seating. The ablution blocks are large
and roomy but could do with a good clean. The laundry automatic washers
and a dryer and there is a dump point here. The reception area doubles as
the local shop, and Eftpos, credit card and email facilities are available here.
Lake Brunner offers trout fishing, beautiful walks, glow worms, and in summer
the lake is a good temperature for swimming. There is a stunning swing
bridge walk that starts just a few hundred metres away at the end of road
carpark. Your hosts are Grahame and Jacki Ott. Power sites $17, tent sites
$15, children under 12 are half price.
Rapahoe Beach Holiday Park is a favourite place for groups and families (including your furry friends) to spend your holidays and experience camping the old school way, literally in the grounds of an old 1930s school! Located just 11km north of Greymouth, this quiet, secluded location immediately on the beachfront offers a range of facilities and activities for your comfort and relaxation – all while being central to a range of popular West Coast tourist attractions. Favourite pastimes for visitors include swimming in the “school pool” or on the beach, gemstone hunting, fishing, observing the local seal colony at Point Elizabeth, checking out the amazing geological papa rock and limestone features on the rugged northern point, or whitebait fishing on the river nearby. Maybe you would just like to simply read a book from our library or teach the kids a few of the old school board games? There’s something for everyone.
Motorhome and caravan sites (powered or non-powered), as well as tent sites available. Due to renovations by the new management, there are limited cabins and caravans for hire. These will be added to as the grounds are further developed.
Goldsborough Camping Ground - This sheltered and secluded campsite is the site of an old gold mining town. Explore the gold mining area and try your luck fossicking in the creek.
This camp has six powered sites and room for a few tents, on the lawn behind
the hotel. The recycled railway station is now a services block with a platform
sun deck, where a kitchen is housed in the waiting room. If you don’t feel like
cooking though, you can always eat at the hotel. Ablutions contain a couple of
showers (no extra charge) and toilets, there is a TV and comfy chairs provided.
An automatic washer and a tub are in the laundry and your hosts Jack and Anna
McInroe. Tent sites $15 per person, powered $19 per site, children are $5.
Number of tent sites - 18 Number of campervan sites - 7 Once a gold mining area this is now a popular picnicking and camping site. The campsite is well drained but be prepared for West Coast rain downpours. Try gold fossicking in the creek, or mountainbike the road. Close to Reefton township and a great place for exploring Victoria Forest Park walks.
Alerts Modified Date: 2023-11-25 > Boil water prior to use
Hans Bay Number of tent sites - 40 This is a large grassy lake front campsite beside the beautiful Lake Kaniere. Fish from the jetty, boat or swim in the lake. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the campground or Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve.
In an old gold mining town steeped in history, this riverside camp has a lovely
sheltered aspect with a perimeter of tall fir trees. The sites are level with plenty
of room and are well kept, parks on grass or gravel. A large clean kitchen (with
a wood burner) has an entry at each end and is complete with two full stoves,
microwaves, hot plates and a fridge/freezer. The well-maintained ablutions have
large showers with dressing rooms, a children’s bath and a disability suite, while
the laundry provides autmatic washers and dryers. A great area for fishing
we are told, with many walks and mountain bike tracks to enjoy in the area,
the camp is at the back of the Reefton shops and restaurants so close to
everything. A state-of-the-art roller park is next door, as is the swimming pool,
or take a stroll in the bushy Victoria Park. Your host is Shane. Tent sites $25 for
two, power sites $28 for two, or $20 for one adult. Extra adults are from $1,
and school groups by arrangement.
In the little settlement of Ross, this camp is on a grassy section beside the
hotel and across the road from the lake. In need of some TLC, the kitchen and
ablutions are basic, there is a washing machine and dryer. Meals are available
at the pub, power sites are next to backpackers and some tent sites across
the road beside the lake. Go gold panning, take a bushwalk, or check out the
great museum where you can learn the history of the gold rush days. Your
hosts are Mark and Paulette. Tent sites are $10 per person and $12.50 per site
with power. Children under 12 years are half price or under 5 years are free.
Bookings at the hotel.
Number of tent sites - 20 This is a large campsite. Explore the Lewis Pass area from here. There is a short walk to the sluice box, or follow the Lake Daniell Track. There are natural hot pools on both sides of Lewis Pass.