Lake Rotoroa Campsite

Lake Rotoroa Campsite

Nelson Lakes National Park

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16 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

362 Basic Camping

17 Murchison

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Boat action - Lake Rotoroa
Lake Rotoroa
Driving into the campsite
Lake Rotoroa Camping Ground

Information

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

The Lake Rotoroa Camping Ground is surrounded by native forest and close to the lake edge. Lots of activities to do such as mountain biking, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing and tramping. Gravel road but easy access for campervans.

Unfortunately this is a sandfly haven, so cover up.

No fires permitted at anytime.

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Location

South IslandNelson RegionMurchison

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Contact

Calllocal

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Accommodation

  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 16.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 16.

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The chef

Ranking: 7/10

Cover up, sandflies. Camp site is small can fill up quickly. Great sandfly free walks in area.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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QueeenBeee

Ranking: 5/10

We have read all the reviews complaining about sandflies and thought it can't be that bad, we tried it, and now we have to admit - it's a nightmare! The lake is beautiful, but you just can't enjoy anything here, everyone just spent the time in their cars... We have at least tried the Braeburn walk to escape the flies, which worked quite well :)

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Mike

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful lake and bush walk but if self contained dont bother, there is a free one down the road, we didnt have too much of an issue with sandflys but from the other reviews i think we were lucky

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Vander Plancke Julien

France

Ranking: 2/10

Beautiful lake. Very calm place. But don't go there if you have any other choice.
We called it «sandflies paradies» and it is trully how it is.
Thousands of them wait from you.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Connie Hopper

Ranking: 1/10

Don't even bother. It's beautiful and much quieter than the other lakes, however the sandflies make enjoyment impossible. We cooked dinner in the car and left early the next morning. Even when they don't bite you, they are around your face in clouds :(

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Fernando Silva

Ranking: 7/10

Very beautiful place, too many sandflies but still good!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Maria Camen Santos Lopez

Spain

Ranking: 4/10

Very beautiful place but so many sandflies it is impossible to stay.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Daniel Robledo

Spain

Ranking: 4/10

Beautiful place, but so many sandflies it is impossible to sit out of the van.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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