Deer Valley Campsite

Deer Valley Campsite

Lewis Pass


19 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

4 Springs Junction


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The view from Deer Valley Camping Ground
Tight turns at Deer Valley Camping Ground


A small campsite on grassy flats next to the Lewis River. It is quite tight to turn at the end of the road - so check if you have room, or at least to ability to back out. This site is close to the St James walkway, and only about 10km from Maruia Springs.


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South IslandCanterburySprings Junction


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 19.

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

cute place by a stream, only two other cars were there, lots of privacy, gets a little chilly at night & the toilet was what you’d expect, needs a clean

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Anthony Hemopo

Ranking: 6/10

Nice spot. Quite cold in the morning. A little hard to find from the North. Needs better signage. Toilet was unclean as well.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Andrik's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Basic DOC camp ground. There is a $5 honesty fee. Is in a valley so gets freezing cold overnight even in summer. Couple of sandflies around too so pack the repellent!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Mike's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A good little campsite right on the river but close to the road. The toilet smells because they do!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Roland Stollenwerk

Ranking: 9/10

Great location, well managed, right at the river with plenty of spaces and sandflies.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Jan mentink

Ranking: 8/10

A bit cold this winter, but a fine site. Quiet in the night, hardly no traffic. Toilet was clean. We were alone and stayed one night after a satisfying Maruia hotpool.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Sona's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot, but we arrived on a rainy day and there were so many sandflies that we had to jump back on the car and keep on going. Also quite noisy from the road nearby, but that was probably worsened by the wet surface.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Bert Gielen

Ranking: 7/10

Basic and remote camping ground. Good for some quiet time. Toilet was not too clean.

Reviewed over 6 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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Nick Morrison

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