Andrews Shelter Campsite

Andrews Shelter Campsite

Arthurs Pass


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10 Arthur's Pass


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Andrews Shelter
Lots of room for camping!


Camp on private flats along the river, or tuck in closer to the actual shelter which is a great place to cook in if the weather turns nasty. Amazing views out over the whole valley; Andrews Shelter Camping Ground is a popular starting point for trampers heading to Casey Hut.

Get off the main road (SH73) and head along Mount White Road until the end.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyArthur's Pass


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 14.

FK's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Contrary to the other comment, the campsite is still free.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Juni's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Plenty of space, but it’s now a paid campsite. $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-17 years old, free for infants. Moved on to find a free spot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sowbun's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful space at midnight and good shelter! But there are many bees and sandflies near the toilet. Still recommend .

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Tilly Watermeyer 's avatar

Tilly Watermeyer

Ranking: 8/10

We loved this campsite! Wonderfully remote with spectacular views. We parked off up the hill, beyond the shelter and had the place to ourselves- divine!
Ablution facilities were not great and the sandflies were a nuisance in the evening. The location of this campsite makes up for it all though!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Leona's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

For the view, for seeing Milky Way at night, I would give this a ten. However the sand flies are multitudinous! When it’s windy it’s no problem and after dark it’s no problem. Otherwise it’s swarms! That said, I would definitely camp here again. Shelter is great, pit toilet is okay. Just around the corner on the road is a flat spot with incredible views!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Charles's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

FREE! You have to take the gravel road, and the camp is just after the white bridge.

Beautiful view on the morning with the Waimakariri River. It's flat enough to sleep on tent or in car.

Toilet clean.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

A&E's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic remote site. Spaces are limited so get there early. TOP TIP: Go past the shelter, up a small hill to find a secluded spot on the left with amazing views across the valley. Toilets are not good here and we couldn’t find any running water so don’t count on it. Sand flies are prevalent here so watch out! A&E

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Sean's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot, about a 15 minute drive on a dirt road off the highway. You cross a small bridge towards the end and you’ll see a big grass area by the river and it’s all fair game. Beautiful scenery, definitely worth the drive out. There is a drop toilet and access to an indoor cooking room as well.

Beware the sandflys though, they will rush your camper the second the door is opened the closer you are to the river.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Steven Margopolous

Ranking: 9/10

Nice secluded location, clean and good for campfires as it wasn't too windy when we went.

Contains a covered shelter for eating and long drop toilet which was reasonably clean.

We parked by the creek and was fantastic to open the doors to it.

Also note there was about a 15+ minute gravel drive from the main road.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Luci's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing views, a very quite place. Perfect for a wild experience.
There are a toilet and a shelter available, but they weren't clean.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Lolo's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Remote and peaceful spot, no network coverage but beautiful views. Campground on gras, space for approx. 10 Campervans. Longdrop toilet and a shelter available. Be aware of the pretty long gravel road leading to the campground.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Shaun Wilkes

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing views.......well worth the drive, this must be the sandfly equivalent of London..... so many it wasn't worth sitting outside for long due to so many bites.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Teresa Noble

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot, no one else there apart from a few cars doing the overnight trek. So quiet and a good first stop out of Christchurch.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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