Klondyke Corner Campsite

Klondyke Corner Campsite

Arthurs Pass



24 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

300 Basic Camping

16 Arthur's Pass



Klondyke Corner Camping Ground
Heaps of space


Klondyke Corner Camping Ground is a large open campsite surrounded by large trees creating a good sheltered spot. It is right on the banks of the Waimakariri River and is very popular in the summer. There is a large shelter with picnic tables in it - watch for the sneaky kea's that will try and steal your lunch.....!


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyArthur's Pass


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 30.


Showing 8 reviews of 24.

Beth Carlton's avatar

Beth Carlton

Ranking: 5/10

TOO MANY SANDFLIES. Great effort by the council but sadly too many sandflies to even sit out and have a drink :( loved this campsite so was a real shame. Beautiful setting, great shelter for cooking and standard portaloo.

Reviewed 6 days ago

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Liz's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Paid campsite, 2 long drops nice and clean. River nearly dry but still plenty of sandflies. Lovely view and not too noisy even though close to the road.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

No longer a free site. $8/pp.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Nina Svensson

Ranking: 7/10

Now a Paid campsite, 8$ pp. Clean toilet. Some sandflies, but if you stay at a windy spot they are no problem. No cellphonereach.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Vincent's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Quite place close to the river. Toilets are very basics. This campsite isn't free anymore so it's a bit pricey for the spot

Reviewed 11 months ago

Philip Page's avatar

Philip Page


Ranking: 8/10

Great spot, fantastic views of the river and the mountains, a little noise from the road and the odd train but nothing too much, loads of room, there were only 5 campers and some people tenting, great spot for family's to run a muck

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Arne's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

A very good Campsite nearby the street. We had no trouble with sandflies. Shelter is great for cooking. Toilets simple but for a free campsite everything you need.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Sarah Atkinson


Ranking: 8/10

This is a nice little free camp spot!
Drive down away from the road and you'll find beautiful spots under the trees & next to the river. We hiked up over the hill and found a big patch of purple lupin next to the river.
Toilet is as basic as they come, don't forget to bring your own paper!
Yes, there are sandflies but they really are everywhere that whole area - Bushmans spray really helps!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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