Moke Lake Campsite

Moke Lake Campsite



119 Rankers Reviews

46 Face-to-Face

11 Queenstown Township


Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.


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


Showing 8 reviews of 116.

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Sönke's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed 4 months ago

Oliver's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 5 months ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

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 about 1 year ago

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 about 1 year ago

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

Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2012 Basic Facility Camping Finalist

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 about 1 year ago

Lauren's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning spot, absolutely beautiful location and lovely walk around the lake. Horses and sheep are cool.

Reviewed about 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 😍

Nick Morrison's avatar

Nick Morrison

Rankers owner