9 Rankers Reviews
103 Basic Camping
A basic campsite in a remote and historic area, explore the St Bathans township of mountain bike the Otago Rail Trail. Primo.
South Island ▷ Central Otago ▷ Ranfurly
This place is a real gem. Essentially a well maintained paddock amongst farmland with a few trees with one portaloo. Next to a very beautiful quintessential old gold mining town with a man-made lake. Loved this site a real highlight.
Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 78 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.
An amazing secluded spot with fantastic views of the mountains, and an easy walk to Blue Lake. There is a very clean long drop and water tap, not drinking water though. Gave it an 9 as the entrance is to tight for large vehicles, we are 10 metres, and there tracks leading onto the main camping area had deep potholes and ruts. We parked at the entrance rather than inside the domain itself.
Very peaceful spot surrounded by hills. Plenty of space! Single toilet was in fine condition.
Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.
Massive flat camp site in a beautiful secluded spot - great for dogs to hoon around in the long grass. So quiet - we were alone when we stayed. Really clean long drop toilet and water (boil before use). Perfect if you're looking for peace and quiet in a gorgeous setting.
Fantastic secluded spot peaceful & relaxing place to stay there is 1 toilet & tap for water which states must be boiled before drinking or cooking first
Big camping ground in the middle of nowhere, but it's FREE. No water, some benches and there's only one toilet. The ground it a little "wavy". I can't grade it better because it was the coldest night we had in New Zealand! In the morning our tents were completely frozen :S
This is a great spot for self contained vans to stay the night. There is a toilet and running water but not much else except peace and quiet in the middle of nowhere. There is a box for donations to help maintain the site. The domain is located just a couple of kilometers from the Vulcan Tavern and Blue Lake walk.
What a place! Loads of character, loads of history and almost deserted. It was so quiet that we stayed in the old diggings car park after checking at the pub. Be sure to stop in for a drink and a chat, just so you know how good a pub should be.
Great spot for pictures when the pool is calm. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of banjos.
This is a very secluded, very basic campsite... exactly what we were looking for! Facilities are a tap and a long drop toilet.
The shelter belt is pretty sparse, so expect high winds at this spot. We arrived in the drizzle, and it blew for the three days we stayed here. Hay fever can be an issue in the summer months in this area.
The things we really loved about this spot were 1)There was no one else around 2)The only noises were the wind and sheep 3)sunset 4)The Nearby Vulcan hotel and St Bathan's township.
This is a superb spot if you don't want to have to share a campsite with 100's of other people and you are a fully self reliant camper.
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 😍