Butchers Flat Campsite

Butchers Flat Campsite

Wakamarina Valley



3 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

268 Basic Camping

4 Havelock



Under the beech trees
Butchers Flat
The track down to the river
Plenty of sites to choose from
Butchers Flat Camping Ground


A camping site within old gold mining history, at the end of a long winding gravel road. There are plenty of places to camp out on the grass, as well as a few great spots underneath the beech trees. There is a beautiful river down below to swim in but be careful as there are cliffs everywhere. There are warning signs, watch your step.


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South IslandMarlboroughHavelock


  • Basic Camping




Alexander's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Nice campsite next to a river. A lot of sandflies on the river. Gravel road. Quiet place.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Markus Frei


Ranking: 6/10

Old goldmining area, access to water for searching for some gold, but bad roads to get there, not really for normal cars or campers.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

It's a long drive off the main road but if you seek seclusion then it's worth it. Pelorus Camping area is lovely, but busy in the high season. So Butchers Flat is a worthy change up. Lots of space and a lovely river runs alongside.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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