Lyell Campsite

Lyell Campsite

Buller Gorge


38 Rankers Reviews

16 Face-to-Face

12 Murchison


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Lyell Camping Ground
Cooking shelter at Lyell Camping Ground


This is a very easily accessible campsite just off the main highway. It is set in a large grassy area in the historic gold-rush town of Lyell.

There are BBQ areas, picnic tables, a shelter to cook in, please note there are NO rubbish bins here. Take the dog for a walk and explore the battery (rock crusher).

Take ALL rubbish with you - there are no rubbish bins at this site. What you take in, you must take out. PLEASE RESPECT THIS!


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionMurchison


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 38.

Cass's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

We didn’t stay the night here but definitely worth a stop if you are going by. Do the short walk to the creek. Cool suspended cable foot bridge. We didn’t have time for the longer walk. Would be a great free camp otherwise.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

8$ pp is ok for one Night. nice place but lot of sandflies. nice historic cemetery close by.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Rod Cochrane


Ranking: 10/10

Great site, very clean, easy to find a spot, and a very beautiful spot to wake up too. Plenty of walks nearby to keep All interested

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Allain Riepema

Ranking: 7/10

Nice and quiet campsite.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Vander Plancke Julien


Ranking: 3/10

We stopped there on a rainy day and waked up surrounded by the sandflies. There were thousands.
Toilets are not clean.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Stacey Cheong

Ranking: 6/10

The grass was so soft that we got stuck in the mud when trying to looking for a spot. Luckily the locals helped us to push our campervan. It was really sweet of them for helping us out. In the end we parked on a rocky spot.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Irina Dubrovskaya

Ranking: 7/10

Basic campground and close to the Main Street. There are plenty of spots for your campervan and also lots of sandflies.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lisa Erikssen

Ranking: 5/10

Beautiful campgroud but the long drop toilets were dirty and a lot of sandflies.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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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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Nick Morrison

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