9 Rankers Reviews
A huge grassy area with amazing views over the Canterbury Plains. You can also camp in smaller private areas next to the stream. This is a terraced campsite surrounded by MASSIVE pines.
There are lots of walks to do in the area, a great place to stay.
The turn off to Mt. Thomas Conservation area is from the main road between Oxford and Loburn - well sign posted.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Oxford
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Really lovely place to camp. We did not use the facilities so can not comment. Wonderful views. Only two vans there. Can not mark this higher owing to pesky flies. Provided you are ok with them, then this is worth the longish trip along gravel road. We did begin to wonder if we would find it, but it is just a little way past the boys brigade private campsite on your right.
This was a beautiful campsite. We were the only ones there! Nice big flat grassy area overlooking plains and paddocks, or the option to camp down on the creek. Picnic tables around the campsite. Clean and basic flushing toilets. Very nice campsite, a bit of a drive, but well worth it.
Awesome spot to camp. Kids had a blast exploring the area. Great walks. Easy and hard. Stream was a real treat with awesome wee dams and pools. Loved being able to bring doggo with us. Toilets clean and in working order. Will be back for a whole fam camp soon.
Nice big open grassy area, or option to camp by the creek. Stunning views and good facilities. Quiet and peaceful stay. Loved it.
Scott and Angela
Lovely views, good toilets, take plenty of dimp and warm clothing in winter.
Nice enough location, but the worst sandflies I think I have encountered anywhere in NZ (including West Coast!). Bring super strength insect repellent!
Big grassy area with flushing toilets. Very remote but quite crowded. Very cold at night. Nothing special, view of some fields and forests. Not our favourite.
Kendra Seamus Matilda and Oskar
One of our favourite so far...we snuggled in near the stream and it was great to sit back and relax while the kids played. The terraced site made for great biking and I think half the families there were child free while the kids hooned up and down! VERY HARD GROUND so prepare to bend most of your tent pegs!! The water is from the toilet basin so I suggest taking your own if possible as hard to fill bigger containers and well, hygiene?? Great walks and just a really cool place to hang out!
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 😍