3 Rankers Reviews
268 Basic Camping
1 Springs Junction
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.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Springs Junction
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.
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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
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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.
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 😍