Moke Lake Campsite

Moke Lake Campsite



120 Rankers Reviews

46 Face-to-Face

16 Queenstown Township


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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....


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South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Basic Camping


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Suzanne's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice and quiet this time of year. Only 2 other campers here. Sites are not flat and be careful of vehicles driving through the scratchy shrubs. Good fresh smelling long drop toilets. $15per person. Walk around the lake. Took 90 minutes. Felt so remote but 20 minutes from Queenstown. Part of the road in is single lane.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Ange's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Magic spot that’s a quick easy drive from Queenstown. We had a camper van that handled the road no problem. The lake is stunning. The reflections of the mountains are magic. We mountain biked the track after tea. Lovely ride. Clean well maintained DOC facilities. I thought it was expensive compared to other DOC sites but it is on private land so maybe they have to pay the owners to maintain the road.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Rich's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Clean, tidy and epic views. Nice big site didn't feel busy even over the summer holidays. Doc seen early AM checking payment and cleaning the toilets and cooking shelter

Reviewed 7 months ago

Sönke's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Really nice site, beautiful lake and clean facilities! Very close to Queenstown as well.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Oliver's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great, well maintained campsite. Beautiful setting and sites separated by bushes for privacy.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Karin's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

(Travelling with husband and two small kids) Absolutely stunning view, lovely campsite. Nice DOC ranger with some good advice on how to be ‘accepted’ by the locals. Basic facilities, don’t expect much. Expect nature at its best and the reason why ‘free’ camping is so great.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Award-2-24px Congratulations Moke Lake Campsite - Queenstown

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Ju's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Loved this place. Beautiful and so quiet and still so close from hectic queenstown. Would go back anytime.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Ashleigh Lim's avatar

Ashleigh Lim

Ranking: 10/10

I LOVE THIS CAMPSITE! It’s easily my favourite. The only facility is just a public non-flushing toilet however the setting is so peaceful, beautiful and it feels really remote. It was just what I was looking for to relax and just enjoy our surroundings. Do bring some sort of insect repellant though.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

DOC Managed

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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