Lake Outlet Holiday Park - Wanaka, Wanaka Region, NZ - 137 travel reviews for Lake Outlet Holiday Park - Wanaka
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Enjoy a traditional New Zealand camping experience with spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond. Natural and secluded yet only 6kms from Wanaka township.

Natural lakeside camping/campervan experience
The campground has been carefully designed to give visitors the most comfortable camping experience possible without detracting from the natural beauty of the area. Native kanuka bushes separate the campsites giving privacy, shade and shelter, the lake is a stone’s through away and there is mountain biking, hiking and world-renowned fishing on the doorstep.

Close to all that the Lake Wanaka region has to offer
On the edge of a pristine alpine lake, surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Mount Aspiring National Park, Lake Wanaka is the ideal destination for outdoor adventures and soothing relaxation, whatever the time of year and Lake Outlet Holiday Park is the ideal base to explore the region.

Campervan powered sites, tent sites & cabins
Lake Wanaka Outlet Motor Camp has all the facilities for Campervans with powered sites, non powered sites for tenting or cabins. There is also a cottage available to rent.

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Lakeside camping

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Contact

Email: info@lakeoutlet.co.nz

Website: Lake Outlet Holiday Park - Wanaka

Phone: (03) 443 7478

Wanaka Address:
197 Outlet Rd, Lake Wanaka

Operating Season And Hours: Open all year round

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134 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 11.

Clara Rawlings's avatar

Clara Rawlings

Ranking: 10/10

Superb campsite, pitches are cleverly positioned to maximise views of the lake. It felt very spacious and quiet. Glenn and Tracy are fabulous, very friendly & efficient team! Great location, highly recommend!:)

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Annika Schmitt

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

If you ignore the price and all other adding charges it's a quite nice campsite because of the amazing lake view. But that's the price you pay for. No grass on Campground and very dusty when dry weather. Kitchen is roomy but not equipped at all, and really no utensils at all ! You have to pay 1$ for shower, 5$ for Wifi. It's really overcharged! Would only recommend this campsite for the lake view nothing else.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Manon Moreno

France

Ranking: 2/10

We went to this camping ground following the reviews but we have found something that do not match at all with what we expect. Extremely expensive, $40 for two people with a small tent, no grass for tents. Facilities are very very basic, no free WiFi, $1 for 5 minute shower. This is not a place for a tent if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Tay Dao Han

Ranking: 8/10

We paid $41 for two adults!
Decent campsite, though its a 1km gravel road to the entrance of the campsite due to road construction. Good space between campervans. Needs a short walk to toilet ($1/5mins of hot shower), and $3 each for washing and drying of clothes (laundry).
Campsite is sandy road. So cars that go past too quickly, you may get the dirt. Has a dumping ground on site too.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Paul and Paula

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Spent 3 nights here in glorious sunshine and clear blue skies in mid Nov - Tracy and Glen were great when we needed them and the pitch for our Motor was perfect.Views to die for and a nice gentle breeze. 1 point deducted for the surroundings to the pitches which were quite dusty due to the location. A short walk to the lake for swimming and sun bathing and early evening drinks made for a perfect location for our trip

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Kerry Lee

Ranking: 9/10

One of our favourite sites during our trip. We had such a great view of the lake, plus the guys who run it give great info about seeing the southern lights, etc. Wifi and facilities are good, it's a really quiet spot but slightly out of the way if you want to walk into the town.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 7/10

We paid $41 for a powered campervan site for two here. Internet and showers are both $2 here in addition.
This site has a spectacular view over Lake Wanaka. The location otherwise isn't anything special - you're not close to shops or eateries. The facilities are a bit run-down and not particularly welcoming - I couldn't find a common area/lounge of any sort, which is unusual from what I've experienced. There are a lot more "permanent" or long-stay residents here than at the other places we stayed; people had some very fancy set-ups going on here! The path down to the bathrooms from the campsite where we stayed is a bit treacherous. It is not safe for flip flops/thongs and you definitely need to bring your flashlight. This could definitely stand to be re-graded for safety.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Grainne Phelan

Ranking: 6/10

Most beautiful location we stayed at, right on the lake but the campsite facilities leave much to be desired. Very expensive campsite, with sub-par bathroom facilities. Seriously in need of a refresh and upgrade.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Nikki K

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed in a cabin. Beautiful view, lovely staff and fantastic bedding!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Nikolaj Lambertsen

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, good facilities and near a nice small lakeside beach. Good biking/hiking in the area.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Jason Perks

Ranking: 9/10

This place was very nice.
Spot - nice spot plenty of room.
Toilets/showers - not bad for a campsite.
Kitchen - didn't use.
Staff - very friendly.
Wifi - didn't use.
View - great views of the lake.
Also - the road coming in is gravel and pretty rough for a campervan.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great site at the lake and close to the river. We had beautiful views at our powered site. Toilets and kitchens are ok.I don't like to pay separately for my shower of WiFi, if the costs os the campsite are already high.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Joe Hopkins

Ranking: 6/10

This site is in a decent location and was the our only option close to Wanaka over the busy Christmas period otherwise there is no way we would have stomached the hefty fees. It's one of those sites where you're allotted a pitch which I am never keen on although they were a decent size. Most campers had enormous tents, caravans, boats etc so this was just as well. The staff were quite friendly and helpful initially, although when we enquired about a curfew after putting up with a large group of neighbours heavily involved in an 80s tribute night for long enough this issue was skirted by Glenn and we were made to feel bad for asking about it - the curfew was "10-10:30 going on midnight". The lakeside location is handy with walks and trails along the river and some good swimming spots and the facilities are good. A perfect site if you want a booze up with your mates but not somewhere if you want to enjoy the sites and sounds of the location.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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    Base Rate (2 persons) $55/day
  • Powered Sites

    Base Rate (2 persons) $45/day
    Extra Adult $20/day
    Extra Child $10/day
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    Base Rate (2 persons) $40/day
    Extra Adult $20/day
    Extra Child $10/day
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    Base Rate (2 persons) $65/day
    Extra adult $15/day
    Extra child $8/day
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Averil Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

This is by far and a way the campsite to stop at in Wanaka. If you want a site near town this is the one. But hard to find but right on lake and the powered sites have the best views, just breath taking of mountains and lake.
The site has mountain bikes to rent, we had our own which meant we could bike the lake side walk to town, 7 km of view after view. You can also bike the other way down the river, also fun and a great walk too .
Quality site, good facilities. Big but not a holiday park, just friendly family place.
Would recommend to anyone

Reviewed about 3 years ago

134 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 11.

Clara Rawlings's avatar

Clara Rawlings

Ranking: 10/10

Superb campsite, pitches are cleverly positioned to maximise views of the lake. It felt very spacious and quiet. Glenn and Tracy are fabulous, very friendly & efficient team! Great location, highly recommend!:)

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Annika Schmitt

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

If you ignore the price and all other adding charges it's a quite nice campsite because of the amazing lake view. But that's the price you pay for. No grass on Campground and very dusty when dry weather. Kitchen is roomy but not equipped at all, and really no utensils at all ! You have to pay 1$ for shower, 5$ for Wifi. It's really overcharged! Would only recommend this campsite for the lake view nothing else.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Manon Moreno

France

Ranking: 2/10

We went to this camping ground following the reviews but we have found something that do not match at all with what we expect. Extremely expensive, $40 for two people with a small tent, no grass for tents. Facilities are very very basic, no free WiFi, $1 for 5 minute shower. This is not a place for a tent if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Tay Dao Han's avatar

Tay Dao Han

Ranking: 8/10

We paid $41 for two adults!
Decent campsite, though its a 1km gravel road to the entrance of the campsite due to road construction. Good space between campervans. Needs a short walk to toilet ($1/5mins of hot shower), and $3 each for washing and drying of clothes (laundry).
Campsite is sandy road. So cars that go past too quickly, you may get the dirt. Has a dumping ground on site too.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Paul and Paula

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Spent 3 nights here in glorious sunshine and clear blue skies in mid Nov - Tracy and Glen were great when we needed them and the pitch for our Motor was perfect.Views to die for and a nice gentle breeze. 1 point deducted for the surroundings to the pitches which were quite dusty due to the location. A short walk to the lake for swimming and sun bathing and early evening drinks made for a perfect location for our trip

Reviewed 5 months ago

Kerry Lee's avatar

Kerry Lee

Ranking: 9/10

One of our favourite sites during our trip. We had such a great view of the lake, plus the guys who run it give great info about seeing the southern lights, etc. Wifi and facilities are good, it's a really quiet spot but slightly out of the way if you want to walk into the town.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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Rebecca Lindsey's avatar

Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 7/10

We paid $41 for a powered campervan site for two here. Internet and showers are both $2 here in addition.
This site has a spectacular view over Lake Wanaka. The location otherwise isn't anything special - you're not close to shops or eateries. The facilities are a bit run-down and not particularly welcoming - I couldn't find a common area/lounge of any sort, which is unusual from what I've experienced. There are a lot more "permanent" or long-stay residents here than at the other places we stayed; people had some very fancy set-ups going on here! The path down to the bathrooms from the campsite where we stayed is a bit treacherous. It is not safe for flip flops/thongs and you definitely need to bring your flashlight. This could definitely stand to be re-graded for safety.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

Grainne Phelan's avatar

Grainne Phelan

Ranking: 6/10

Most beautiful location we stayed at, right on the lake but the campsite facilities leave much to be desired. Very expensive campsite, with sub-par bathroom facilities. Seriously in need of a refresh and upgrade.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Nikki K

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We stayed in a cabin. Beautiful view, lovely staff and fantastic bedding!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Nikolaj Lambertsen

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, good facilities and near a nice small lakeside beach. Good biking/hiking in the area.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Lake Outlet Holiday Park - Wanaka is open for business… Visit Website …now's your chance to take a closer look.

Jason Perks's avatar

Jason Perks

Ranking: 9/10

This place was very nice.
Spot - nice spot plenty of room.
Toilets/showers - not bad for a campsite.
Kitchen - didn't use.
Staff - very friendly.
Wifi - didn't use.
View - great views of the lake.
Also - the road coming in is gravel and pretty rough for a campervan.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great site at the lake and close to the river. We had beautiful views at our powered site. Toilets and kitchens are ok.I don't like to pay separately for my shower of WiFi, if the costs os the campsite are already high.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Joe Hopkins's avatar

Joe Hopkins

Ranking: 6/10

This site is in a decent location and was the our only option close to Wanaka over the busy Christmas period otherwise there is no way we would have stomached the hefty fees. It's one of those sites where you're allotted a pitch which I am never keen on although they were a decent size. Most campers had enormous tents, caravans, boats etc so this was just as well. The staff were quite friendly and helpful initially, although when we enquired about a curfew after putting up with a large group of neighbours heavily involved in an 80s tribute night for long enough this issue was skirted by Glenn and we were made to feel bad for asking about it - the curfew was "10-10:30 going on midnight". The lakeside location is handy with walks and trails along the river and some good swimming spots and the facilities are good. A perfect site if you want a booze up with your mates but not somewhere if you want to enjoy the sites and sounds of the location.

Reviewed over 1 year ago