18 Rankers Reviews
An awesome DOC campsite with great facilities, this place has recently been upgraded. There is a large grassy area surrounded by mature native bush to camp on and a scattering of picnic tables. There is a little track leading down to a good swimming hole and walking tracks through the Herbert Forest heading towards Trotters Gorge.
Fires are prohibited, and please keep pets under control.
Once you are in Herbert follow the signs to Glencoe Domain and Picnic Area.
Central government organisation
South Island ▷ Coastal Otago ▷ Oamaru
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Rua & Geoff.
An absolute wee gem of a place. Clean longdrop toilets. Great prep area under cover. Awesome walk down to the river.
We just stayed the one night heading to ChCh but will be back again just to enjoy the peaceful area.
Great little spot. Unfortunately it was bucketing down and there was flash flooding while we there. We walked to the river the following morning and the water level was quite high and lots of damage to the banks. Half of this campsite was cordoned off for Maori groups? Didn't understand why. Only one campervan there. Three long drops. Taps outside plus a covered sink for washing dishes. Lots of mosquitoes so wear repellent if you're a magnet like I am! Lovely to spy on rabbits hopping around the next morning. Very peaceful there 😀
Nice keep place very quiet and peaceful toilets very clean
Absolute gem! Very well kept grass site surrounded by varied trees and wildlife. Lovely river walk close by. Excellently maintained long-drop toilets, wash up area and lots of benches.
Lovely little site clean, quiet and tidy.
Great wee campsite , lots of bird song and no road noise as its located in a basin area. Basic facilities but clean and working. Water available but you'll need to boil before consuming. Only 2 other campers were there while we were here , very peaceful. Not far from the main road too - would recommend.
Unfortunately we had a terrible experience, local young people arrived to nearby clearings very late (Saturday night) and partied loudly all night and left a huge amount of broken bottles and litter in the morning, no DOC or any other rangers monitor this site so it didn’t feel very safe. The site itself was waterlogged and full of tyre tracks from idiots and currently the river has signs for toxic algae, so no swimming. Nearby is a camp called riverside haven holiday park we stayed at the next night, was only 12pp (this doc site is 8pp), and one of the best I’ve been to for years.
Luiz Gustavo Damasceno Ribeiro
Nice camping, good toilet, place to wash dishes under a cover, not so far from of the road. The best part is the river close of the camping.
Vander Plancke Julien
Great place and the river is 5min walk and you can enjoy a swim after a long driving day.
Facilities are minimum.
A beautiful and tranquil small camping area surrounded by native forest. The area is lush and green with fantails swooping about and tui singing in the trees. 1.5km from SH1 and in a deep valley so no traffic noise. There were approx 15 vans and a few tents camped there I night I was there. Everyone was nicely spread out around the perimeter of the clearing so you didn't feel crowded out at all. The facilities are minimal but adequate - 3 unisex toilets and a wash basin. However, despite only being $8 for this beautiful campsite I didn't see any of the other campers register and pay the $8 fee.
I will certainly return to this beautiful spot.
Kendra Seamus Matilda and Oskar
Great spot with amazing river swimming. Very gusty winds channel down and through campsite and we watched many peoples gazebos fly away! Water is rain collection and needs boiling before use. First campground with Tui in the trees above our site!!! Definitely returning!
This spot is gorgeous, well facilitated, maintained and has some great swimming holes and walks nearby.
It is clean and very quiet, lots of chipping and curious birds in the morning. Quite small area though,arrive early. There is a covered area with a tap and a work surface, very handy.
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 😍