Coldwater Stream Campsite

Coldwater Stream Campsite

Rainbow Valley


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6 St Arnaud


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Chill out at the Coldwater Stream Campsite


A basic campsite accessible to 4WD and mountain bikes. The toll road from St Arnaud and Coldwater Stream is open from Boxing Day through until Easter Monday. Other times you will have to contact Star Holdings Ltd on 03 545 7600 during office hours.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionSt Arnaud


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


Roland Hänni's avatar

Roland Hänni

Ranking: 10/10

No hut!
But a lovely campsite with a perfectly ventilated toilet.
Coldwater stream delivers really cold and crystal clear water.
Accessible by 4WD, MTB or hiking on the rainbow route (toll road!) from St. Arnaud to Hanmer Springs.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Friederike Kranzin's avatar

Friederike Kranzin


Ranking: 7/10

Good hut and a few sites for tents, no water inside, but toilets/fireplace and beds/mattresses, quiet and beautiful when it's good weather, easy walking.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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