Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite - Camping, Molesworth Station

Molesworth Cob Cottage Campsite

Camping, Molesworth Station


7 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

2 Basic Camping

1 Kaikoura


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Cobb Cottage Camping Ground


Camp near the original cob homestead built in 1885 close to the Molesworth Farm Park boundary

A remote campsite next to the historic cob homestead, within NZ's largest farm.

Molesworth Station 122 km from Blenheim.

Access road is unsuited to caravans or vehicles over 7 metres long.


  • Molesworth Recreation Reserve – wilding conifer control operation

    Contractors will be undertaking wilding conifer control work via a combination of aerial (helicopter) and ground based teams in the Molesworth Recreation Reserve. 

    Map of the wildling conifer control operation area (PDF, 6,941K) 

    Aerial Basal Bark Application (ABBA) will commence at the end of October with helicopters coming and going as the weather conditions allow.

    Ground control has started in Maukuratawhai near Hanmer Springs with crews starting later in the season at Alma Tarndale and Saxton.

    Helicopter boom spraying in Maukuratawhai, and in Alma Tarndale has now been completed.

    First published on 28 October 2021. Last reviewed on 29 April 2022.


Feature Value Info


DOC Marlborough

Central government organisation


South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura


  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

Saturday of Labour Weekend to Easter Monday or the second Sunday in April, whichever is the later date.


Laz.'s avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very clean and tidy campsite.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in March 2021

Tony's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views. Long drops clean and smell good. Water tastes great. Staff super friendly and helpful. Woman gave me homegrown peaches. Definitely worth the drive.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great DOC site in the middle of nature. After a long ride on a dirt road the camping is exactly what we expected. Very friendly rangers.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Jan Towers

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Toilet only. Beautiful!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Mark Towers

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Basic but just magic vistas.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

HamishK's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

The quiet of the high country! No frills but perfect after a long day through the 'blue borage' (actually 'vipers bugloss') meadows of the magical Molesworth.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

mawueth's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Travelled from Hanmer End, lunched at Acheron Cob Cottage, beautiful spot for camping, but we chose to drive on to Cob Cottage at the other end.
Drive was amazingly scenic, fairly good gravel road.
Campsite was great, really friendly Rangers, good toilet facility, peaceful and good water.
Totally recommend to anyone thinking of doing this trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick