21 Rankers Reviews
58 Basic Camping
This is a very popular picnicing area and campsite. It is situated in an old gold mining area, so you can try your luck at fossicking for the good stuff in the creek.
There are separate areas for campervans and tents as it can get pretty wet here in a west coast down pour!!
It is close to Reefton should you need supplies. A good place to explore the Victoria Forest Park walks.
South Island ▷ West Coast ▷ Reefton
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We had a great time at this spot. There are toilets, running river where we panned for gold successfully, there is a brick fire place and pizza oven which we did not use, working toilets and trees to camps amongst. We thoroughly enjoyed this spot and would recommend, however Sandflies were an absolute nightmare So come prepared!! $8 per night per person.
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Quiet, hidden place in the forest next to the river. Secure stations for making a barbecue. Lots of sandflies!
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Nice spot on a creek, lots of sandflies but does not have bathroom facilities.
Great little doc campsite with seperate areas for campers. Frequented by locals who go gold panning. Good toilet facilities. Located not far from Reefton
love this place
Great camping spot and again thanks to DOCS. We saw two guys with heaps of gold specs from the beautiful didymo infected creek, well done. Wekas are so cute - we saw chicks as well. Clean sites and good clean toilet. Just put on some insect repellent for the sand flies.
Rob & Colleen Elwood
Lovely camping spot, well maintained and very tidy. Plenty of scope for tenters and some amazingly well built fireplaces including a pizza oven! Flush toilets and separate "parking bays" for vans. An open sided rain shelter would be a worthwhile addition. Sandflies are a given on the West Coast, get used to them or go somewhere else.
Slab Hut Creek was a lovely spot. We were a bit hesitant about going there as we had read other reviews saying that sandflies was a major problem there, and having just spent a night at Bruce Bay, sandflies was a no go for us. As it turned out, there were hardly any sandflies, but a very lovely and quiet campsite with a number of very curious wekas that were almost jumping into our camper :-) Toilets were fine.
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 😍