Andrews Shelter Campsite

Andrews Shelter Campsite

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6 Rankers Reviews

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302 Basic Camping

21 Springfield



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 IslandCanterburySpringfield


  • Basic Camping
  • Free





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 20.


Jack's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Pulled up, seemed nice. Little did I know this was the 2019 sand fly convention.... I started to cook dinner and a few started buzzing, as expected, this is the South Island. Before I knew it I was covered in a swarm of thousands. I was there chosen target, they did not only want my blood, but they wanted me dead. In the ensuing frantic hysteria I managed to use a whole bottle of the strongest repellant I had, it was no use... they had blood fever and nothing could stop them. I threw my belongings in the boot and made haste. I thought I was safe, at last, until I opened the driver door and sat down. The whole godamn population of the New Zealand sand fly had invaded my car. It could not get any worse at that moment so I turned the key and sped off swatting and driving at the same time. Nearly killing myself in the process. I am writing this hours later and the fear has not left, the buzzing of the sand fly is still in my head, I most likely wont sleep tonight but I am safe. I have spoken with DOC and they are about to unleash a sub orbit nuclear bomb on Andrew's Shelter, so be aware. Toilets are nice and the view is excellent.

Reviewed 14 days ago

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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 22 days ago

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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 4 months 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 over 2 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 over 3 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Clean washrooms but need to let people know the times for the train.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Nick Morrison

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