Moke Lake Campsite

Moke Lake Campsite

Queenstown

Reviews

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Karin

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 7 months ago

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Ju

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed 7 months ago

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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 7 months ago

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Lauren

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Dee Keys

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place for scenic and tranquil camping with 3 generations of our family. Close to town yet tons of space in beautiful, pure wilderness. Basic facilities completely adequate. Has not got big shade trees but plenty of smaller bushes. Insect repellent a good idea. Walk around the lake lovely and just right for kiddies to get a feel for tramping. Lake nice for swimming in hot January weather. Camp wardens Roy and Dorita went out of their way to be helpful and friendly, very much appreciate their contribution to making our stay at Moke Lake so memorable.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Skyeandjoe

Ranking: 10/10

Absolute heaven. Brilliant views, lovely walk/jog around the lake (2hrs) our fave camping spot so far. (With a small tent)

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Timothy Davies

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A bit of a drive along a gravel road from the highway, but a gorgeous site with lovely views. Facilities were basic but clean. One of the best places we stayed. Get up early and walk around the lake, it was beautiful.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Will M

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful location so close to town. Much nice than the one on lake wakatipu

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Mirandah

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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

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Rosamund Gilligan

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

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Yotakahron

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 2 years ago

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Derek Gillard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

If you like being remote and waking up to a wilderness then this is it. Long drive down an unmade up road but in arrival i loved it.

Toilets basic but clean. We had a clear night and the stars were amazing

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Manon Moreno

France

Ranking: 9/10

We went for just one night and then stay 3 nights! Beautiful and peaceful area. Would be perfect if there were hot showers available.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Michael Talbot

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful area on the lake, awesome scenery and good facilities. Massive amount of space, easy to find secluded spot.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Nina Wildgoose

Ranking: 8/10

Big spacious campsite with nice views and clean facilities. A little bit pricey ($13pp) considering there were no showers and only drop toilets. Nice friendly warden.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Elke Peterson

Ranking: 10/10

Nice quiet spot by the lake, clean facilities, no service but stunning views make up for it.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Christer Moberg

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Calm spot close to the city. Nice with horses nearby. Clean toilet. Friendly ducks.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Katherine Sanchez

Ranking: 6/10

No running water at least in early June in neither bathrooms nor kitchen area. No drinking water provided. Very empty when we went. Cheap place to stay within 20 minute drive from Queenstown. As you get close to the site the road is gravely. Good for 4WD but we slowly made it in our minivan.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Roger

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Quiet, spacious and a great setting.
Limited facilities but advertised as such.
One of the best.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Alison Harway

Ranking: 10/10

This was a fantastic campground away from the bustle of Queenstown. There are basic amenities--toilets with running water and open kitchen washing up facilities. Lots of open spaces and a beautiful walk around the lake.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Does it get any better than this? What a gorgeous remote campsite, framed by the lake and the mountains, and with a stable with handsome horses just next door.
The pros: location! Yes, you can get away from the crowds while still only being 15 mins. From Queenstown. Clean bathrooms, and a good "kitchen" facility for a DOC site.
The cons: Long drop toilets with no lighting, and no showers or internet, as you may expect from a DOC campsite.
We paid $26 for two people on an unpowered campervan site.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Di Bennett

Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing location right by the lake! Bit of a long drive down a gravel track but well worth it. Met by the warden ('Bear') who was very helpful. Great spot for swimming, walking and horse riding - bit expensive but very well run and lovely horses. Probably our favourite spot.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Bob

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great campground on a lake. Little bit expensive, considering they only have toilets. $13 per person.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Daniel Andersson

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous spot, really one of the best situated campsites we've seen. Plenty of space so everyone gets a nice view and isn't too close to each other. Simple facilities (just toilets and water), but clean. And you get to pretend you're in Top of the Lake (the Paradise scenes were filmed here). $13 per adult, $6.50 per kid.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Catherine Kay

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful setting. Very basic facilities - showers and a sink area but no gas etc. Quite busy but so much space that it didn't feel over crowded. Camped right on the lake side, ran round the lake in the morning (3.7 miles) followed by a quick swim. Beautiful. Probably my favourite campsite and certainly well worth the drive down the gravel road, which wasn't that bad!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Alyssa Barbieri

Ranking: 10/10

Great campsite; quiet and off the beaten track but still close to Queenstown. Private and open spaces to set up camp depending on your preference. Cooking shelter. Basic facilities (drop toilet) but clean. Camp warden is friendly and there are some nice walks to do nearby.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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vaylenmoothia

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice spot: very quiet, plenty of space and amazing views. The warden is super friendly and the facilities are well looked after..

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Martine Baars

Ranking: 7/10

You definitely pay for the location with awesome views but facilities are very basic (water supply and drop toilets), $26 for two people.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Maaike Goudriaan

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed here two nights in a row. Lovely quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of Qtown but still close enough. Easy gravelroad to reach the grounds. Lovely lake for swimming and kayaking. Plenty of sheltered spots. Some cool sheep wander the campground and there's a few nice walkingtracks nearby. Cooking shelter provided and the warden is super friendly.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Peter Moore

Ranking: 10/10

Quite a steep road in. Lots of private spaces as well as wide open areas. Great kitchen and facilities. Good information board about walks and activities there.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Chris

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The location at this place is awesome! Toilets are drop toilets, but they are clean and well maintained. It's a rocky road to get there, but we did not have any trouble in our campervan. I would highly recommend that you check this place out.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Meghan Maloney

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This is such a pristine spot - loved our night here - apart from finding a possum behind the toilet bowl in the toilet block at 5.30 in the morning - scared the crap out of me! The drive here is beautiful going past lots of newborn lambs and the beautiful Lake Kirkpatrick too!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Sue Harrington

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing location - wonderful views in all directions. We stayed one night at beginning of September - one of only 3 campervans there. Facilities are basic but fine, long-drop loos with plenty of paper. It's approximately 8km from the main road, and the last 5km is a gravel track. There's a sign saying 4WD only in winter and spring, but it was fine in our campervan. There was one short stretch of road that was rutted from the rain, but no problem in the dry. The view and the peace were worth the drive.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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York Tüchelmann

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best DOC campgrounds during our two month trip through New Zealand. Only a 3km gravel road. We didn't have difficulties to reach this great place near a mirror-lake nestling between mountains and sheep. We were lucky to pass the overcrowded Queenstown, 7 km away. The basic facilities were very clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sam Smith-Palomeque

Ranking: 9/10

4km of windy gravel but totally fine road is worth it to get to this gorgeous site in the basin next to the lake. Very friendly wardens on arrival. 10 dollars is a fine price. Horses right there with you which is lovely and great signpostes walks round the lake start there. Toilets long drops but clean and sinks with water that we drank from. Kitchen facilities of a shelter with lots of room and some sinks to wash up your stuff. Lots of room in and out of the bush. No flies.
Beautiful sunset and sunrise! Would recommend/return.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Felicity Fay

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome scenery, camp wardens are friendly and knowledgeable, facilities clean and well cared for.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ed Linklater

Ranking: 9/10

Huge field with some regularly cleaned long drops and running water. Beautiful surroundings though, and very well priced for Queenstown. The warden is very friendly and the place feels very safe. Only thing that'd make it better would be some form of showers.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Tony Maroulis

Ranking: 10/10

Great location, about 20 minutes outside of Queenstown. Lots of open grassy areas to tent. A few good places to enter the lake to swim as well. Nice size cooking shelter, toilets were a bit smelly but always had toilet paper. Water taps generally available and the water was drinkable.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Nathaniel Sutherland

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Moke Lake was amazing! The wardens were so incredibly nice and you can tell they love being there just as much as we did. Beautiful scenery. Our favourite campsite in all of the South Island. Very close to Queenstown and the drive down the gravel road is totally worth it. After staying here, we headed down south and eventually had to come back because this place was so amazing. Could have stayed here for weeks. Although no showers, we hardly noticed with the lake right there to fill up our solar shower :). Drinkable water was amazing and all the facilities were clean. Stay here for sure.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ives van Neck

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Off the beaten track, small DOC camping ground with enough spots. The road to the site is an adventure, enjoyed it while it lasted but wouldn't recommend to do it every day if you love your car.
Gravel road, sandflies, dirty toilets, loud people. $20 for two people in an honesty box - camper without power.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sandy Bell

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome campsite, beautiful nature around and good facilities.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Lisa Conradie

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful setting, very friendly staff greeted us at the gate. Definitely worth the bumpy road to get there. No showers but clean and basic toilet block. All water drinkable. Stunning scenery!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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mathieu boustie

France

Ranking: 10/10

The campsite we preferred during our South Island trip in December 2013.
So peaceful, a site in the middle of such terrific views.
Along the rough road you wouldn't expect to have such beautiful campsites once arrived.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Sarah Gurney

Ranking: 9/10

Beautifully located campsite fairly close to Queenstown but it felt like it was a million miles away from all the hustle and bustle. The site was quite big with lots of small areas separated by bushes and a bigger field at the back. Facilities were fine, a few clean longdrop toilets and a cooking shelter with sinks. There were signs saying the water should be OK to drink but you might want to boil it but when we got some it was cloudy so we decided not to drink it. The best part about this site was the location, a beautiful glistening lake and stunning mountains. Payment was by an honesty box ($10 per person) and a ranger came to collect in the morning. The only thing I'd day is that we've paid the same elsewhere and had showers included. Overall a great little site.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Antoine Germaine

Ranking: 7/10

Nice place to stay, for $10 per person (you have to put the money in box, no change) with clean toilet, water supply. Good view of the lake and mountain.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Evelyn

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A nice campground for $10 p.P. It's near a lake and has toilets. But the road to get there by car is quite bad.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Shelly Weissbrem

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

The only location near Queenstown! A 13km bumpy road which is worth the drive. A beautiful lake view. No showers but clean toilets! Best place to start the day.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Vincent S.

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing surrounding. Beautiful lake. Open space. Not crowded in february. Highly recommend.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Wilma Senior

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A long (about 6 km) drive along a rough gravel track to get there but worth it. Spacious site with no obvious boundaries. New long drop toilets with sinks! Cooking shelter. Friendly hosts.
We stayed in February and the temperature dropped to just about freezing overnight. We woke up to snow on the tops of the surrounding hills/mountains!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Bert Gielen

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best campsites we found. The 6km gravel road is easily done with a van. The site has an on site manager. 10 $ pp. You can stay as long as you want the next day. The lake is clean and good for swimming. It can get hot during the summer so it's a perfect way to cool down.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ruben Sanchez

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning place with awesome views. $10 pp. Toilets and kitchen shelter pretty clean.
20 min from Queenstown. Last 7 km dirt road. Plenty of spots. The beginning of different tracks. Good place to go by mountain bike. Extremely quiet and peaceful.
We drunk water from the tap.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Alex Leo

Ranking: 9/10

Love this place. The two wardens are good fun living in their renovated bus. Ducks are particularly fun. I swam across the lake. I'm not a good swimmer so it's a big deal. Was pretty tired after, wasn't sure I was going to make it back but I did. Don't think an ordinary person would. Great campsite, brings out your inner survivor. Very peaceful, aside from the nosey ducks. Those guys need to.chill.out.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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oren schnabel

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

don't even think about staying any other place around QTWN. this remote 20 mt. drive lake in the middle of the mountains is one of the best spots ever. theres only toilet there but its clean. the views and solitude are the best. we stayed there one night and found our selfs returning for another one. its a DOC 6 $ camp (pp) - and the road is fine for all vehicles.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Lisa Quayle

Ranking: 7/10

Moke Lake has great scenery and a different experience with all of the farm life around. A long gravel road leads up to the site which is quite large and can be rough. They're were rams roaming around the site, which means there was a lot of sheep poo. The facilities are two long drops which were a bit smelly. It can get a bit windy and not a lot of shelter. There are also sandflies around. Be wary on weekend nights for party goers who come out and make a lot of noise which can be quite disturbing.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Daniel Jarrett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellently located campsite next to a wonderful lake which is perfect for walking around. I did the walk at sunrise and the colours were incredible. Surrounded by mountains and wildlife. Brilliant place!!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in September 2014

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Manuel Bleiker

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Best value in Queenstown. Located about 30 minutes drive from town near a lake. Very friendly staff.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Lilli Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and quiet. Private space for everyone. Nice walking track around the lake. Very friendly staff.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Robert Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice location at the lake. Friendly staff. Nice walking track around the lake. It is a bit away from Queenstown on an unsealed road but definitely worth it.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Julien Joubert-Gaillard

France

Ranking: 8/10

Remote place, a lot of unsealed roads, very large, nice toilets, good drinking water, nice lake, nice view. Beside horses if you want to ride.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Claudia Hillebrand

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Bit far from the main road, but nice scenery and heaps of space.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Nadia Somat

Singapore

Ranking: 9/10

A quick drive from Queenstown will take you to this beautiful campground, Clean toilets and taps, with a beautiful loop track along the lake just next door.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Friederike

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very clean and beautiful scenery.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Marine

France

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice campsite. The only negative point were the sandflies.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Stuart Wilson

England

Ranking: 9/10

Beautifully maintained, clean, good road, filled in potholes and perfect setting.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Gilad Itzkovitz

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Cheap and beautiful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Andrew Young

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Utterly wonderful DoC campsite location with pitches right next to the lake and with outstanding views across the lake to mountains beyond to wake up to.
Long gravel road to get to the site but well maintained and an easy drive.
Facilities very basic but don’t be put off. Well worth visiting.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Emmanuelle Brevier

France

Ranking: 10/10

Unique place surrounded by mountains, peaceful quiet, clean facilities and very nice manager, not crowded as the doc near Queenstown. $6 per person.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Kellie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A gorgeous setting with rolling hills, mountains and lake for swimming/fishing. Rangers were so welcoming and helpful. Lots of space to park on the grass or amongst the bushes.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Jonathan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My favourite DOC campsite on the south island. We visited in Oct and yes the track is exciting but adds to the wilderness! Great for mountain biking/fishing!!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Jen

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

It was dusk when we arrived at the Moke Lake turnoff, and unfortunately missed the sign, "4WD only in winter"...wish we had seen THAT sign! Once on the road, there was nowhere to turn around, so after a long, hair-raising drive, slipping and sliding in mud in our motorhome, we arrived at the camp ground. It didn't take long before we were thoroughly bogged, along with another couple who had also missed the sign. There is no mobile coverage at Moke Lake, so no "AA".
A big "thank you" to Danielle (a local ranger) for helping us to escape, along with the ingenuity of my husband!
In spite of our negative experience, what a beautiful, peaceful and picturesque location! I wish I had been in a better frame of mind to enjoy it more :) Jen

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Pokari

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My favorite campground. Stunning setting by lake and hills/mountains. A 7km drive in from the main road - the second part gravel but I liked this for the adventure (we took a large campervan in no problem). A great feeling of being away from everything. Basic toilet and cooking but we were not looking for more. Lots of grassy space.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Jiri van Straelper

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good location, a bit grassy and not so many facilities. Lake = okay.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Kathryn Pisco

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views!! John the camp warden was helpful and friendly. Only one out house was the downside.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Francois Marchar

France

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, great people.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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kimbeveridge

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic spot and scenery, have a sense of being out in the middle of no where in the shadows of the large mountains. Good clean drop toilets. No drinking water or dump point. Was very cold when we camped but was great.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Francis Runge

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice location and excellent facilities.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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David

France

Ranking: 10/10

The best DOC campground of our one month trip, good facilities, nice place however difficult to access :-)
Very friendly caretakers over there!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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N Zitscher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best location and view.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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William Notcutt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

by far the best camping area in Queenstown and well worth the journey out of the town to find it. lovely DOC staff to welcome you

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Chew (Peter)

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Worth gravel road in for views of hills and lake.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Jacquemard

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice place.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Jenben

France

Ranking: 9/10

Dont be detured by the 3km gravel road to the campsite. It adds the character to the camp site. Lovely and in the middle of nowhere with only the sheep and ducks as company.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Bandzior

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful places we stayed in NZL. Clean toilets with water. Easy access via unsealed road. Beautiful views. Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Barbara Berkhout

France

Ranking: 10/10

$7 per person. Peaceful place, long access down gravel road.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Marion Hassink

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful, large DOC campsite. Swim in the lake on a sunny day. Quite close to Queenstown. Gravel road access.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Christina Greymann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic location when sun is shining, great swimming in the lake,

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Andreas Schacke

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful location/setting, plenty of space, great views.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Harry Ruys

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Silent environment.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Pete & Pat Etheridge

England

Ranking: 10/10

Long dusty track but beautiful lake, lots of space, shelter, privacy - middle of nowhere. Well worth $7 each. All DOC sites have been winners especially off the beaten track.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Emma Bagguley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, only $7.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Tadej Ferjan

Slovenia

Ranking: 10/10

Cheap campsite near Queenstown. Its on a very peaceful and beautiful location.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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sidcupjon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice DOC site, about 3km down a gravel track, nice lakeside camping, only $7 pp, facilities are of the basic DOC hole in the ground toilet kind.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Roberto Hallblom

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place. Have everything: mountains, lake and good campsite. WC + water. Fee = $7.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Balonno

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great DOC place. A lot of space. Your place can be very private.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Faith Whitcraft

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot. Scenery cannot be beat!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Marii Joekalda

Estonia

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful and peaceful campsite on a lakeside. Lovely scenery, wide open, loads of place for tents and cars. however, DOC guard knocking on the car window at 8am to gather the fees.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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cassie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Gorgeous spot to camp. The walk around the lake is really lovely and worth doing. Close to Queenstown so you get the wilderness and all the adrenalin and action of QT. A great combination.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jen Fyfe

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

$7.10pp. Beautiful surroundings, good private sites and toilet.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Keely & Mark Haynes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Picturesque setting with a beautiful walk around the lake. Gravel track to get there but no issue in van. Needs more loos and upgrade on existing ones.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Carolin Moberg

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Beautifully situated amongst mountains and green hills. Great tracks nearby.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jesper Hassel

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome location close to Queenstown. Great tracks and nice lake to swim in.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mike Howe

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot to camp right next to the lake and away from the hubbub of Queenstrap.

Not much shelter from the elements so be prepared. The wind came up in the middle of the night and we had to pack the tent into the back of the car and sleep there to avoid getting blown into the lake.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2004

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claudian

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely stunning. The best campground we visited in NZ.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Nathalie

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful, peace and nature

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Thomas K

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

15km west from Queenstown. Beautiful and peaceful camp in Lord of the Rings "Rohan" land.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jules

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Priivacy, tranquil and swimming in mountaineous area. Perfect.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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MichaelS1

Isle of Man

Ranking: 8/10

Simple camping around a beautiful lake. Nice walking track around lake.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009