Moke Lake Campsite

Moke Lake Campsite




107 Rankers Reviews

46 Face-to-Face

73 Basic Camping

24 Queenstown Township



Moke Lake Recreation Reserve
Moke Lake Camping Ground


DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

Moke Lake Camping Ground is a gorgeous, peaceful place next to a small lake. the camping area is quite open with wicked views of the valley all around you.

Go boating, swimming, fishing or canoeing on the lake. Walk or mountain bike from Moke Lake to Lake Dispute (2 hr walk).

This place is part of the local helicopter companies scenic route and every so often you sort of feel like you are in a war zone as up to five choppers fly overhead and up the valley - pretty random....


Feature Value Info


South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsites

    Number of tent sites - 50.

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


Showing 8 reviews of 104.

Mirandah's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Unpowered site cost $26 for 2 pax, we only had a twenty and a tenner but the park ranger left us change on our windscreen in the morning which was a pleasant surprise. Toilets were a bit rank but were cleaned in the morning.
Wouldn't have found this spot without the Rankers App, so it was very peaceful and unspoiled. There's a paddock of friendly retired race horses that will come up and say g'day. Views are amazing especially at dusk. Fav spot on our 10 day trip, cheers

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Tash & Laura

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location
Gravel road bumpy but ok in a van
Long drop toilets generAlly ok but lots of flies one day.
Lots of sheep around (sheep safari vibe) , big spaces and lovely rural setting. Taps and covered area but no “kitchen” Perhaps not lots of facilities for 13$pp but beautiful secluded location

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Dave Reynolds

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Probably one of the most stunning campsites going. Wall to wall hills and mountains. Totally secluded and with a great little lake in the middle. Heaps of room for tents to be spread all over the place so you have plenty of choice. Lake is frequented by locals during the day for recreation but quiet at night. Facilities are clean but basic, as per a normal DOC campsite. 13 bucks per person but totally worth the little extra. Gravel road to get to but its in good condition. Can get cold at night even in summer so keep that in mind, the only disadvantage to being surrounded by mountains is the sun disappears early on. Highly recommend this place.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Kath Cox

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was absolutely the best place we stayed in 10 days - and the last night annoyingly!!! We got there early, about midday, which would be my tip to get a perfect secluded spot by the lake. Be prepared for a bumpy 30 mins getting too it but it's not steep, just bumpy. Swam in the lake a couple of times (it's January) and we could hear other people around but hardly saw a soul, so you get the illusion at least of camping in the wild. Your pass isn't valid, which is a bit annoying, and they def check you've paid!!!! Put a good bit of deet on and you'll be fine :)

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Rosamund Gilligan


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location, tranquil, reasonable fees, basic but clean facilities.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Rachael Dyson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed here for a night in November, what a beautiful campsite. Not the easiest of drives down the gravel road to get there however definitely worth it. Basic toilets and no frills but what an amazing view to wake up to. Be careful of parking on the mud if it's raining as we got stuck. One other tent but felt like we were the only ones there.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Jordan & Jazlyn

Ranking: 8/10

Very pretty amongst the mountains and next to lake (very large grass area). Toilets only, with wash basin. Lots of sandflies. Half gravel road to get in (rough).

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Road is pretty crazy to get here but it’s a nice spot. Lots of space. $13 pppn in an honesty box. We stayed in May and froze our butts off. There’s a toilet and sink, along with a questionable fountain. Lots of money for what little was provided.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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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 😍

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Nick Morrison

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