Goldsborough Campsite

Goldsborough Campsite



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A large secluded campsite at the site of an old gold mining town. Its sheltered, it has a shelter, picnic areas and BBQ's, you can even take your dog for a walk!


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DOC West Coast

Central government organisation


South IslandWest CoastHokitika


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 reviews of 34.

Sandy's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Fairly busy when we went, but quite a nice site. Loved the friendly weka!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Devin's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A smaller site that was $8 per person (bring cash as there is a deposit box monitored in the morning by DOC officers). Lots of Weka that like to hangout as you cook breakfast in the morning, one even hopped in the car. Toilets are clean, with designated dishwashing area. There is also a bit of historical gold rush information displayed. Expect rain.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Dave Reynolds

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing little campsite, very sheltered. 8 bucks a night for adults as I remember. Flushing toilets in a toilet block so clean you could sleep on the floor. Has some river to go and explore. Plenty of different areas and little bays to lay a tent. 100% recommend this place if i the area

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Jeremy's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

4 clean toilets but the campground is quite small, not a lot of sites - its compact. Site is very nice overall, there are some full time gold panners, some with interesting stories and some seem to want to keep to themselves. Lots of shade if you like, and some shy but curious weka.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lauren's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot! Peaceful location with brand new toilets/sinks.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Heather's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Good spot, was fairly busy when we went. Facilities were nice and clean, neighbours were friendly, would visit again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Crystal's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

good camp spot. 4 flushing toilets that are well maintained as well as water supply and sinks for washing up. quite a bit of space however did seem to fill up a lot at night (december) however very few longer stay campers except those mining for gold. If looking to stay there longer than one night suggest getting there around the middle of the day to find a better site. Nearer the entrance does lose the sun sooner.
No cell reception at this site, however you can walk up the pack track and get reception up there (30mins walk) or just drive up to stafford cemetery or approx 7 mins towards kumara.
As with all NZ campsites there are mosquitos & sandflies however we found them not as bad as at other campsites, so we found them very tolerable.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Christina's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot, loved the comical Weka's chasing you around for food, wouldn't eat apples but loved sausages as it turned out!
It was wet and miserable when we stayed so didn't get much opportunity to discover more. Good facilities.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Rachel Mudge

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely tidy and clean. There were wekas (not Kiwi lol) but as per usual if you keep your camp tidy it's all good! We stayed here during a bit of bad weather and the camp was very sheltered. The surrounding roads were blocked by fallen trees in the morning but the camp was safe even in our tent!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Oceane Imber

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot to stay with clean toilets, sink and water access. There are great walks departing from the campground and a nice river we’re you can look for gold ;)

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Annina Jarvinen

Ranking: 9/10

No drinking water but besides that it's really nice. Sinks to do dishes, soap in toilets and lots of kiwis. They will steal your food so look out. Very recommended campsite!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jan Vos

Ranking: 9/10

Nice DOC campsite. Gold panning and nice walks. Clean flush toilet Good place to stay.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Brandon's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Can't fault this site. Nice walks from the site and really peaceful Toilets are really clean and decent facilities. Some of the local gold diggers are a bit rude but that's expected. (I was just interested in how things go on around that place).

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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