Goldsborough Campsite

Goldsborough Campsite

Hokitika

Reviews

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Devin

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 about 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 almost 3 years ago

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Jeremy

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 almost 3 years ago

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Lauren

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Heather

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Crystal

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 almost 3 years ago

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Christina

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 over 3 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 3 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 almost 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 almost 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 about 4 years ago

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Brandon

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 4 years ago

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Lizzie V

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

I got lost trying to find this place, but I was cycling the West Coast Wilderness Trail so it required me to detour. Nice campsite with lots of trees for shelter and clean toilets. Arrive early to get yourself a good camping spot though.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Maaike Goudriaan

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

This place is a bit of a detour from the mainroad but worth it. Basic but well maintained DoC site. Has plenty of information on walks around the campground and the history of goldborough. There's some kind of shelter and pickinicktables you can use, flush toilets and drinking water. Private and more open spaces both. Enjoyed staying here. Be sure the walk the 20minute tunnel track further along the road, it is a nice easy walk.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Rob & Colleen Elwood

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent DOC campsite. New toilet block with attached benches for food preparation & dishes. Cleaning and rubbish removal seem to be regular and effective. A lot of interesting walks around the campsite and safe mine tunnels (accessible from the road) about 1 km south of the site. The campsite is a logical stop-off point for people driving from Canterbury / Arthurs Pass to the Coast and in the summer holiday season the camp was quite busy with a lot of car-campers arriving in the late afternoon. The camping space is not huge and in wet weather many of the grassy tent sites become too boggy for use.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Bobbie Swartman

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

It was a bit wet, but great facilities - garbage, recycling, water. Has some nice hiking and is a great spot to stay at after Monteith's Brewing Company!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Kim Donze

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice site with new toilet block. Very friendly/pesky pair of wekas that hang around hoping for some food! Next to a river where you can go panning for gold. Can't say we found any but it was really good fun! Would recommend!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Maria and Grace

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great wee camping ground. Gold fossicking and walks. Sheltered.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Jean marc Daubenfeld

French Polynesia

Ranking: 8/10

Funny with the goldmine. Toilets were clean. Some walks around the campsite.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Fides

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$6 per night and if you bring a gold pan and know how to use it you will definitely find some small nuggets in the riverbed.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Kim Frey

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice spot! Toilets clean. Close to a few nice walking tracks. Bugs weren't too bad either. Would definitely stay again. Good place to stop for the night if heading to Arthur's pass or coming from the pass and don't want to go all the way to Hokitika.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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kim

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This is how all doc sites should be ! Nice grassed sites with good basic facilities and well signed walks and plenty of birds hopping around .Beautiful spot a bit of a drive down tar seal for a change .

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Andrew Kermode

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This spot is a little gem hidden away in the bush and close to Hokitika. It's a DOC site and only cost us $18 for a family of 4 to stay the night. The family enjoyed exploring the area and there are interesting walks located close to the site. The flush toilets look brand new and there are sinks as well but bring a torch to find your way in the dark. The glow worm dell in Hokitika (free) is only a 10 minute drive away and worth a visit. It's like being surrounded by little stars.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Hindrek Lind

Estonia

Ranking: 6/10

Really good toilets and dishwashing sinks. Plus a good shelter, but spot lacked character.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Derek Knight

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

This is a good place to stop between Hokitika-Christchurch. It's an old gold mining town with some interesting information boards plus walks.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Julia Ahrend

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice campground, the only thing we missed was a shower.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Rebecca Alt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Shower was missing, but you can meet some long term people who are doing gold washing and you can try it for your self.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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B D

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Nice Camp Ground in the Woods. No noice from the small Road. God toilets.
Children loved to see that people actually Found gold in the river. You are allowed to try Youself and there are pans avaliable. We unfortunately did not have time.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Hannah

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great basic site with a brand new facilities block (toilets/sinks), flat grassy spots to pitch our tent, and nearby trails. There is a road that runs right next to the campground but if there was any late night traffic, we never heard it.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Will and Taylor

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Small campground next to a semi-busy road. New washroom block being built. Drinking water available. A friendly ranger who comes by in the mornings to collect fees. Many short walks to choose from. Lots of frisky wekas around!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Camille

France

Ranking: 9/10

Clean - beside a road with a lot of traffic.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Mirando4ka

Ukraine

Ranking: 9/10

Cozy camping, gold fossicking is available :)

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Mark Tolson

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Clean toilets. $8 per night.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009