Waihi Gorge Campsite

Waihi Gorge Campsite - Geraldine

Waihi Gorge Campsite



24 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

12 Geraldine


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Waihi Gorge Camping Ground


The Waihi Gorge Camping Ground is a huge grassy area with lots of rocky outcrops creating a terraced area with a stream running through the middle. It is a really sunny open space and is great in the afternoon. There are rubbish/ recycling facilities here. Please note that the surrounding farmland is private property.

To get here head out of Geraldine via Main Road North, onto Woodbury Road into Waihi Gorge Road.


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DOC Canterbury

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South IslandCanterburyGeraldine


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 reviews of 22.

RichterAlisa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, wide campsite, definatley worth 8 bucks p.p. furthermore there was a very nice camphost who was happy to Help with any problems.
Toilets are super clean, river nearby is warm and nice to swim unfortunaley no trouts to fish there, so that wohl 9/10

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Elaine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Our first camp out of Christchurch. Lots of room to camp with clean, flushing toilets. We had a great time exploring the river and the drive in, though a little long, was through beautiful countryside,so worth it. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

This was a beautiful campground, it was a bit of a drive out of town but worth it. Huge camping area, we were the only ones there when we stayed. Beautiful stream that you can camp near. Clean, flushing toilets on each end of the campsite. We would definitely visit again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in June 2019

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Mads Mossin

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice doc site. Freindly manager. Clean toilets. Beautiful surroundings!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2019

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TP&MM's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Very helpful, chatty lady host. Chose a nice spot for us with a view. Proper flush toilet was clean. Grassy areas and some have space for camp fire.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Henk Sjon


Ranking: 9/10

Yey! Finally a campsite which offers fire making options! We were so happy! Untill the rain began to fall... Nevertheless the campsite is well taken care of and has an fine toilet site. Good place to stay overnight.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2018

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Clara Rawlings

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views, we especially loved how peaceful it was, I think there was only one other camper on the entire site! Easy self registration $8per person. Cool that there are fire pits which help to keep the sandflies away!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Jozef Pinkerton


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot by the river. Very friendly caretaker. Toilets flush and clean. Great spot for a night or two and close to town.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Rebecca Lindsey's avatar

Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 7/10

We paid $16 for two people in an unpowered campervan site.
This is a big grassy area with nice views and very basic facilities, though the toilets do flush. Sand flies were present and annoying here. The spot seems to be in the middle of nowhere, so I wouldn't recommend driving far out of your way for it, but if you're in the area this a fine spot to spend the night! Good value overall.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Veronika Lipkova


Ranking: 10/10

The best camping site we have experienced throughout our two week holiday. Amazing scenery!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Joshua Hawkins

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic spot, beautiful river, great space, nice toilets.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Mattijs Hoogenbosch

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful campsite with the river beside it! No facilities though there were some toilets, but they didn't work. Only water that you have to boil before drinking. So if you don't need all that, the site is amazing!

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Elles Janssen


Ranking: 6/10

Lots of sandflies, facilities were okay but not very clean. It's cheap, so that was good, but very basic campsite.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

DOC Managed

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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Cymen Crick