Butchers Flat Campsite

Butchers Flat Campsite

Wakamarina Valley


5 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

3 Havelock


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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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DOC Marlborough

Central government organisation


South IslandMarlboroughHavelock


  • Basic Camping


Kumar's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great place
Right beside the river
Stayed there a night
And went to check out the river in the morning

Wasps and bee around but they didn't bother us

Rain water collected in the tank (boil before use)

Or use water from the river (fresh water)

$8 for adult
$ 4 for children
Under 4 are free i think.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Dasha's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Very nice campground with a lot of space. Lots of wasps and sandflies but all very low above the ground. Two toilets and water not suitable for drinking so be prepared. River with crystal clear water so kids can swim. No dump station.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Alexander's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed about 6 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 almost 10 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 11 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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