Loch Katrine Campsite

Loch Katrine Campsite

Lake Sumner Conservation Park



3 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

268 Basic Camping

1 Springs Junction



Loch Katrine Camping Ground


Camp beside the beautiful lake in a large grassy area. There is lots of mountain biking, walking or 4WD missions to go on in this area.

Swimming in the lake is quite the experience.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburySprings Junction


  • Basic Camping






Brian Stelbotsky's avatar

Brian Stelbotsky

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful camping spot far from anything. The gravel road leading to the campsite will take just over an hour, and it's definitely not for the faint of heart. Some steep drop offs and hairpin turns on a narrow gravel road--good thing the views are excellent! I managed to make it without issue in a 2WD Nissan sedan. I wouldn't recommend this if it has been raining though. I had the place mostly to myself on a Friday night. Beautiful lake, mountain scenery, and dark skies.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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C B's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

I used JDs review to prep for my camp and everything said is as it is,right down to the sheep. but the kids did not mind the water temp and you DO need a 4x4 to get there, we had the place to our selves, peace and quiet, no reception of any kind. The long drop was very clean but bring own paper

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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J D's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

not the easiest campground to get to, 8km past lake taylor on a slow-going 4wd track (which could be impassable in bad weather), it does have a very scenic setting with the loch nestled between mountains. it loses the sun about 7 in summer and does have issues with sandflies particularly in the morning or evening. there are tent sites scattered in front of the lake and a long drop just before the cribs. swimming in the lake is fine for those with tough skin :) watch out for roaming sheep. was surprisingly busy when we went despite the difficult access. can get windy in the event of a norwester.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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