After driving 9 km on a path we found a flooded campsite....
Quite a way down a gravel path but well worth it. A truly beautiful spot, by the peaceful lake and surrounded by mountains.
It has a nice little resturant next to it which served lovely food. The resturants lodge also offer showers but you have to pay.
Unlimited showers are 10$ now. Not the best, but you get hot water, flush toilets and even some body soap and hand soap. Showers only from 8.00-10.00am. There is no electricity socket if you want to you use blowdry. Views are amazing, few wooden tables and benches in the meadow.
nice views to lake wakatipu and the mountains arround. but thats all you have. very good Spot for a few dollars but definetily not a scenic. 13$ for nothing but the view is too much
Magnificent spot, right on the water, very private. We were the only ones here. Mountains by starlight were astonishing. Simple toilet but that’s fine. Gravel road in is high quality and fine for any kind of vehicle. Plenty of turning space.
Shower at the lodge is actually only between 8 and 10 am and costs $5. Lodge now operated by grumpy people.
Basic spot. Great views. Long drop toilet quite smelly. Good to have lodge nearby - staff member was very friendly. Mulled wine delicious on a rainy evening.
What an amazing little spot. Room for a few campers. Picnic tables and fresh water supply. Not that cheap but managed real-time by the lovely lodge. You can pay them directly instead of using the box. Advantage of lodge bar, cafe and restaurant. Great walks right here plus cycling.
Great little spot, very quiet and serene. Nice little restaurant there as well with very friendly staff. Few sand flies around but nothing major - we went mid December.
Lakeside camping spot with amazing views. Smelly long drop but nice cafe next door...
We had the entire place to ourselves and so parked right next to the lake. A really beautiful spot with stunning views over the lake. Very useful to have the lodge nearby, both for the coffee, warmth and wifi. Very friendly staff! We didn't need the toilet as we are self contained but when we checked it out it was a little smelly!
Stayed there in Feb' 16, toilet was terribly smelly, Kinloch Lodge offers hot shower for $10 only 8-10am (not related to the camping site though), camping ground was with a lot stones, sandflies all over. However, cheap at $6 per night.
At the end of the road from Glenorchy, there is a campground (low cost), in front of Lake Wakatipu where you have toilets, you can make a fire and there are amazing views! We really loved spending two relaxing days here after the final rugby world cup game!
We stayed here to be near the start of the Routeburn. It scores only for the beautiful setting. The sites were boggy and uneven and not pretty. The toilet was a filthy long drop ammonia plant. We were told we could get a shower at the nearby lodge for $5 each, and found that the price had increased to $10. The lodge attendant was reluctant and rude and the showers in poor condition.
A potentially great site, and free (with campsite pass) but poorly maintained. Boggy ground and smelly toilet as well as sand flies made it an uncomfortable stay. We found better facilities up the road at the start of the overnight walking tracks - although only people doing the hikes can park there.
The sites could be better maintained, quite muddy in the rain and quite some inclination. Lake Sylvan campground would be the better option in the area
6$pp, really nice view, small but clean toilette and a restaurant close to it which was also really good!
Beautiful setting on shores of Lake Wakatipu, however it was extremely cramped and busy and a gentleman came up and asked us to move, very rudely as we were blocking a boat ramp despite there being no signpost or indication to support we were.
Several walks close to the campground, clean toilet, sweet spot.
Right by the lake and several walks. Clean toilet. $6 p/p.
I & K Urquhart
Beautiful setting at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu on the shore next to the Kinloch Lodge. The only facility was a basic toilet and the restaurant at the lodge which closed at 6:00pm unless previous arrangements had been made. Being self-contained and the only ones there we felt it was worth the long drive in from Queenstown.
Beautiful views! Stunning atmosphere. Only downside is that DOC site is run by Kinloch Lodge and staff are not as friendly and helpful as possible.
A toilet, but again you go there for the scenery.
Too many people, $6 per night, just a toilet and no water supply.
Campsite was flooded, so we couldn't use it, but luckily we ended in the very beautiful lodge.
Very basic, out of the way camping. We had the place to ourselves. A long drive, a lot of gravel...not for those who like the better comforts...but very peaceful.
Not that much room to park, plenty of firewood and right on lake shore, great views as well, toilet smelly, Kinloch Lodge just across the road, handy to Elfin Bay, Routburn and Lake Sylvan. It rains a lot here, so be prepared, trees shelter NWesters, open to south.
Very beautiful view of Lake and mountains, sea for swimming.
Very basic campsite with honesty box for fees. Right on lakeshore. Stunning scenery and sitting in evening beside a log fire and sun setting - magical.
Picturesque scenery. Enjoy a glass of wine at the Kinloch lodge - very helpful hosts.