Nice waterfront spot, quiet, new jetty to walk on. Two toilets and sink/ bench under cover for cooking. Sheltered from wind and road noise.
Can't believe what some people expect for $8.00. Stunningly beautiful spot. Toilets don't have bidets but fine if you don't have facilities in your camper. Most can find a fairly level spot and the scenery and peace certainly make you glad to be alive. A "not to miss" spot.
Worst site by far, only stay here if it's your only option. Not worth $8/person self pay.
View of the lake, but car park is much too small and does NOT have the 12 stalls (unless they are sized by regular cars and not campers or RVs).
As many said, the ground slopes terribly to the waterfront, and bathrooms are NOT maintained.
Since there was no room, we paid but parked just outside of the main area, still off the road but closer to the entrance. It was better, but felt more exposed.
Great spot, only enough for 8 motorhomes. Next to the main road, great views, loos ok
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Probably the worst place we stayed on our trip, small and not level at all. Spots are not marked so people take up more space then they need leaving others to sleep on the hill. Fine for tent camping as there is grass. Toilet & covered table.
Amazing spot. We had the place to ourselves. Great location just next to a lake with fishing. It is gravel car park but not very level but fine for Motorhome if you're happy to sleep on a slight angle. Would happily stay again!
Small area by the lake - beautiful and scenic; we had the most stunning sunset and only had to share the spot with a few other campers. Don't forget the insect repellant as plenty of sandflies. 2 long-drop toilets were a bit smelly so better if you are self-contained.
Fantastic spot for camping before the glaciers! 2 grassy areas to choose from to pitch tents. Gravel area for cars/vans/campers fills up so be there earlier to ensure a spot if in a campervan. Works on honesty box system. Tables and benches on grassy areas for eating etc, and two large areas under shelter to hide in the rain! 2 longdrop toilets - a bit smelly but perfectly fine. Great spot. 10/10.
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Small parking lot for camping with a beautiful view of the lake!
Perfect spot except for the uneven ground. Also quite a small camping area. Really nice views of the lake with a quaint jetty.
We stayed for a quick swim and it was great as the water was calm, warm and clean. Really interesting snorkeling due to rich biodiversity. Highly recommended.
Philippa and Adam
Beautiful setting right next to the lake with good grassy spots to pitch a tent and picnic benches. There's the lake for a refreshing swim. There's a tap giving untreated water and two horrible long drop toilets. There were some sandflies buzzing around but nothing too bad. $6 per person per night for camping.
Nice DoC site at the lake if Franz Josef is just too far for the day. The site has two parts: a smaller part directly next to the road and a slightly bigger part that is somewhat more secluded. Expect a lot of sandflies and mosquitos.
This is a 9 for scenery and view, camping right next to the lake. But a 3 for its too close to the main road, small gravel area and dirty basic toilets. Water available. We left the place due to the grimy sandflies. No wind, lots of bugs.
holidaymad from Solihull
Large campsite, which is split into two, one surrounding the toilets and next to the lake and one a few yards away, just off the main road. First was full, so we stayed on the latter.
Stunning lake but, beware, you need insect repellent. We learned too late. 27 bites, my husband counted and boy, didn't I know about it.
DOC site, and they do come round and check, so make sure you pay.
No shelter, toilets ok for long drops, but a bit smelly and full. Excellent fishing, nice spot. Very close to the highway though.
Good, small site adjacent to the lake.
Another DOC site with beautiful views, peace and quiet. Basic green type toilets would not suit some people.
Bryan & Ineke Beck
A tranquil place.
Beautiful location and cheap.
Campsite is very close to the road, we did not feel safe. we left adn continued to Lake Mahinapua. Much better.
Between Franz Josef and Hokitika - the perfect picnic spot.