25 Rankers Reviews
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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Fantastic DOC ground. Lots of places to camp. Flush toilets. Wood fired pizza oven. Not a lot of dead wood around so if you can, bring some with you. Very nice spot. LOTS of sandflies...be prepared for the lil buggers.
Best. Place. Ever. The tough parts: car or camper camping is hard, because there are a few nice sites, and then some sadder out of the way gravel lots. But: if you don’t mind a carry, then the down creek plain is amazing. And if you get super lucky like us, and park up beside the fireplace and pizza oven, then you’re on a beautiful creek with lots to do. Pan for gold, watch the diehards sluicing, explore the creek as far as you like, collect all the driftwood you can and make pizza (true story, amazing). And despite being close to Reefton and super popular, everyone is nice and it’s a great spots. Toilets a boardwalk into the trees away from the camp and rubbish facilities cleared by nice DOC people. 100.
Marvellous very kiwi. History, river, flat, and well separated sites. Great even in a west coast shower. Agree, bring a torch for the toilet.
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.
Very quiet, about a km down a gravel road from the highway. Nicely sited beside a lovely little river.
Quiet, hidden place in the forest next to the river. Secure stations for making a barbecue. Lots of sandflies!
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
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