Orari Campsite

Orari Campsite



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Orari Gorge
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Orari Gorge Camping Ground


A cute campsite nestled in amongst native bush outcrops - cool cabbage trees! There are some great walks to do through the forest along the old tramway. This site has recycling facilities and please make sure you close the gate.

To get here, head to the small township of Woodbury, turn into Burdon Road, hit Tripp Settlement Road and follow to Yates Road.


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  • Basic Camping


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Sylvia's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Had a pleasant one night stay here in our campervan. Quite off the beaten track so no road noise. Lots of level sites for parking on and a small turnaround bay at the end. Can only pay online now on the DOC website. 2 flushing toilets. Bring a head torch with you as quite dark inside due to overgrown bushes around them. Taps outside but water isn't drinkable without boiling it first. The birdsong is truly amazing here! Went on the Orari Gorge walk, labelled as easy but it was extremely muddy (and it's summertime) and quite slippery in places.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Great spot, few people, nice walk

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Cool bush walk and very quiet camping ground. Just a couple of other older campers so good if you need a night off from people.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rob & Colleen Elwood

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The Orari Gorge campsite is quite small but is very well set up with flush toilets and a good water supply. There is plenty of grass for camping but in October the grounds were a bit soggy. The Orari Gorge walking track climbs up onto the ridge-line behind the camp. This site is a little "off the beaten track" with a few kilometres of good gravel road to reach it. A quiet and inexpensive spot not far from the Canterbury plains Inland Tourist Route.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in October 2019

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Silja Baer

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, quiet but with an amazing bird chorus at dawn and dusk

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Frankie S

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot, visited on a hot October day and stayed in a tent overnight - was very quiet only one other camper! Hope to stay again

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in October 2018

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Sally Sargeant-Hu

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This campsite was great! We visited in March time and there was only one other couple in the campsite. Very quiet, and well kept.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Michael Talbot

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful little spot off the main road. Quiet and plenty of room. Facilities are good and clean. Creek close by.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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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 😍

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