Andrews Shelter Campsite

Andrews Shelter Campsite

Arthurs Pass



7 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

35 Basic Camping

3 Arthur's Pass



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





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 20.


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 3 months 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 4 months 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 8 months 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 11 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 almost 3 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 4 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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