Plenty of space to set up camp and beautiful views of the lake. Long drops with proper toilet seats provided although there was a serial diarrhoea skiddy camper somewhere among the campsite that kept pooping all down the back of the long drop chamber. Did not smell very good. Campsite provided toilet cleaner and toilet paper and hand soap and water A+ for that DOC. Although I didn’t love having to pay even though I’m a NZ tax payer..
Terribly overpriced for what you get. $34 for two adults and two small dogs when all you get is sandflies and a long drop. For slightly more (total $40)you can go to qBox in town, have a hot shower, use the cooking facilities and flush the toilets.
Great camp site on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Plenty of picnic tables. Limited facilities though i.e. long drop toilet and tap water that needs to be boiled and no rubbish bins provided. So realistically a bit pricey for what you get. Having said that it's a stunning location. Excellent walking access to two beautiful walks - Mt Creighton and Bob's Cove. Highly recommend if you are looking for peace and quiet and access to some enjoyable hiking
This is a beautiful campsite about 15 minutes from town. Drop toilets only which left a lot to be desired, water is boil before drinking and at our visit in winter it was $15/adult $7.50/youth. But you are paying for the view and the peace and it is worth it!
Fantastic. Easy to get to. So much space.
Surrounded by the hills with Lake view.
Mobile reception pretty OK. Toilets clean.
Love it. Sun rises just above the hill at the Lake side.
It is a must if you are in this area.
About 15 minutes from queenstown. So a better option than paying for the expensive campsites in the town. Toilets aren’t much. Lovely view but a tad expensive for what there is.
You need to pay to stay. However it’s 20min from Queenstown and perfect place to stop with the camper and do daytrips. They have toilets and running water to wash hands. The lake and views of mountains very beautiful. They have some seating by a lot of sites. It was lovely and quiet and very handy.
This is the perfect position if you’re wanting to spend the evening in Queenstown and stop off somewhere fuss free to sleep the night. There are limited resources, however it is spacious and felt very safe. We were very far from our neighbors and there was plenty of room.
nice campsite close to the town and a good alternative to the expensive holiday parks in this area. but very loud and much sandflies.
15mins from town. Lots of people here the one night I was there, but spread out in a way that doesnt feel too crowded. Water is recommended to be boiled before use. Clean bathrooms, but otherwise no other facilities. Minimal sandflies.
Cheaper if you stay more days. There was a different rate for 4 or 7 consecutive day stays.
Plenty of campsites in both sun and shade. Lake was beautiful and great for a swim or paddle boarding. Clean toilets! Awesome walks in the area. We walked to Bobs Cove in the morning and it was a great start to our day. Beautiful views and location.
Queenstown is a town you must visit while travelling through NZ. Too bad the parking is absolutely garbage and the overcrowded streets are everywhere. Luckily there is this campsite. It is a short 10 to 15 minutes drive along the coast. The site itself has a great view and we stayed there 2 nights because it was so relaxing. You have acces to a lot of walks there and even a Lord of the rings movie scene. Nice.
Large DOC campsite by the lake. Great views. Campsite itself can accomodate a lot of vans, but stretched out enough to have your own space. Close enough to Queenstown to jag a cheapie site.
DOC collect fees here even if have pass.
Not my favorite. The location was nice. The lake looked really beautiful. No cell service. The toilets weren’t great.. don’t know why you have to pay $13 p.p
2p. For 1 Night $26. I tink it is quite expensive with no facilities on site. Good toilet though. When visiting queenstown for a whole day you pay $30+ parking, then you're better of staying at the holiday park in queenstown for $50 a night.
Spent one night in a tent. It's a lovely site, with access to the lake and a few walks. Its claim to fame is as a Lord of the Rings filming location. It's quite a large site with numerous toilets. Also had (non-drinking) water and wash up basins. As a side note my hayfever was terrible at this location, beware!
Quite a big camp site but is layout in a way that you can still feel secluded. Toilets are basic but reasonably clean. The sand roads aren't optimal for the super windy conditions you can get there - a lot of sand ended up in our van and our food. $13pp seemed a little pricey in comparison to similar campsites we've been to. The site is only a few meters away from the lake shore where you can spend a beautiful and quiet evening.
Ended up here since it was pretty cheap and close to town. Not the best layout but probably an ideal spot in the heart of summer. Bathrooms were decent. We’ve been having better luck with nice bathrooms at the free locations than pay locations.
Great spot outside of Qtown and reasonably priced considering the price of other campsites in town.
Plenty of parking and several very private spots.
Great place, lots of spots. Great veiw and toilets. What else do you need for $13 a night 😊
Tish Arellano Munro
Friendly, easy access, plenty of good spots to choose from. Toilets were clean, but no shower. Oh well, you can always bath in the lake if you don't mind a little hypothermia :) Got a spot by a camping table and scored 1 bar of mobile data on 2d mobile if you stood like an idiot on the table with your phone in the air!
Very large and busy site, drive to the far side to find more space. Just a short drive from Queenstown and a good spot to watch sun rise. Well managed and landscaped, although could probably to with more permanent toilets. £13pp
Beautiful spot with plenty of space and clean, basic facilities.
Rasmus Lundgaard Nielsen
Fantastic location by the lake and a nice campground with both open and more private spots.
Good toilets and easy access to Lord of The Rings location (where Frodo and Sam eats potatoes).
We would definitely recommend this campsite!
Stayed here on the 1st night of 2018 and it was packed. $13pp is fair considering proximity to Queenstown, nice sunset views, easy lake access, decent walks on site, # of clean toilets available and ample amount of space (makes this a good option if searching for a camp late evening).
Really nice campsite, good view, few sand flies. Basic toilets only.
Nice campsite by Queenstown. Taps and nice toilets.
Spent two nights here, including one day just at the beach reading. It's absolutely gorgeous. Stunning view and great beaches, lots of walks in the area. Lots of flies sadly. Clean bathrooms. $13 per person.
This was a lovely spot to camp for an evening and a great spot to access the Bob's Cove and Mt Crichton tracks. Nice and close to Queenstown and accessible when other campsites were blocked off by snow on the road etc. It was the down season when we stayed but the facilities were well maintained. The campsite staff were friendly (and also understanding when we had misread the DOC pass guide for free sites.) The views at the lakeshore were awesome!
Beautiful views and walks. Close to Queenstown. DOC pass apparently no longer accepted so had to pay caretaker doing the rounds at night. Basic facilities with long drop toilets - they were clean and didn't smell.
Good location. Not far from Queenstown about 15min drive. A little expensive given the facilities are basic. Beautiful spot for sunset or sunrise next river! Have your money ready for when the site manager comes around. He will knock on your window!!
Lakeside camping ground, minimal sandflies. $12 per person.
Nice view, a lot of room. Close to Queenstown (15minutes drive). $13/pp is a little bit expensive ... only two toilets for all the campsite.. but clean.
Nice location with view on lake and mountains. Long drop toilets were clean, however with the amount of visitors not enough. Had to que up in the cold to go to toilet. No kitchen, no other facilitates, however priced the same as Holiday Parks with all facilities, so way overpriced. Will not come back.
Not much privacy, water needs to be boiled or treated, loud campers when I was there who didn't respect the 10 PM quiet hour, people coming and going at all hours. The surrounding area is nice and the close proximity to Queenstown is great. The facilities are basic - no cooking shelter, drop toilets or porter johns - but clean. I probably wouldn't stay here again and would look to stay at Moke Lake.
Rogina de Jong
Beautiful location (right by the lake) with lots of space. There are a couple of long drop toilets which were pretty clean. However for $13 each it seemed a bit expensive for the facilities you get. The lake was beautiful but very cold to swim in in December ;-)
Beautiful spot at the lake. Very clean. Just a few minutes from Queenstown.
Beautiful site with a very nice Manager with required information of the town. Clean 4 toilets. 15 minutes from town with best view.
It can get really cold!!! Nice place for camping, toilet facilities. Plenty of space to choose from. Great camping option for sunrise, sunset and short walks!
Cheap, in the process of trying to create private sections for sites with plantings, long drop toilet - clean, no showers, about 15 minutes from Queenstown with beautiful views over lake towards mountains and Queenstown. Quite, not many campers, easy walk down to lake, friendly manager and sandflies!
Lovely DOC site with views of the mountains! Amazing when the sun sets and rises! 15 minutes out of Queenstown. Man in charge very friendly. Flushing loos and long drop. Cheaper alternative to staying in the town to save some money and get better views!
Arrived in the dark in winter but managed to find our way around the site. Lovely views in the morning. No facilities but ok for self contained camper vans and a cheap ($20 for family) alternative to the expensive Queenstown sites. Only 10 km out of town.
Plenty of space, beautiful views to wake up to, however for $20 for the two of us unpowered was pricey. Only facility is a port-a-loo toilet with no sink.
This is a huge camping area provided by DOC, not many other campers when we arrived but it certainly filled up over night. Toilets were adequate and the views were great. Would definitely come back again. Picnic tables were available as well.
We really loved this spot. Beautiful scenery, would have loved to stay longer here. Not that far from Queenstown.
Located next to a small toilet. Was okay. Nothing special. No sinks on the side of the campsite where we are. Lots of space though.
This place is nothing special but the closest, cheapest place for camping near Queenstown. Lots of space and picnic benches. Toilets were drop toilets but not the worst I've seen. We stayed here a few times after going tramping etc.
The cheaper campsite not far from Queenstown. Very big. Toilet was far from our site. Beautiful sunset with the lake. Walks around. Water from tap and shade. Owner friendly. Protect and respect nature!
Very big basic camp. Average toilets. Plenty of people, but being so big you can always find a place, though not by the the lake. Rather expensive considering what you get.
This is very unlike other DOC campsites. It is DOC manged and is a short drive from Queenstown and not located in a National Park. I think the land maybe Council owned. It is not walking distance, you need a vehicle. It is a great location being on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It is a large area with many different site options. Drive around the whole area before making a decision on where to camp. Not all sites have a lake view and not all sites are private. Great for families and works best with self-contained caravans and motorhomes as there isn't many toilets. The DOC ranger is very friendly, polite and vigilant about payment so don't stay if you don't intend to pay the well priced $10 per person night rate. Dogs are welcome at $2 a night and must be kept under control or else it wrecks it for everyone. Very busy at New Years so first in first served. The lake is very accessible. Will be back again as it has a native bush under the hill full of NZ Wood Pigeons and other birds.
Ahmed Mohsen Aly
Not worth the money. I've been to better free sites.
Campground with toilets for $10 p.P. There's a nice Lake close-by.
Good location close to town next to the lake. Very big campground so in the evening it became quite busy even mid April. Clean basic facilities maybe not enough toilets according to the amount of campers.
As is often the way in Queenstown this site charges more than it's worth for its facilities. $10 per person per night. There are just 4 toilets (vault) and a few taps for water, no sinks to wash up dishes and no undercover areas. I have been to DOC sites which cost a lot less and been provided with more and better (flushing loos) facilities. You can't see the lake from the site and it can get quite crowded. Better than paying $36 for a site in QT though!
Wonderful lake and great view over the mountains. Toilets are okay, but not great. Good price for being close to Queenstown.
Nice spot but it was raining so views not appreciated.
A bit of a long way out of town. Very basic facilities so as a stop over works. Felt quite busy as limited options in Queenstown itself.
A great spot near Queenstown. No gravel road to cross. It can be busy and thus loud and dirtier facilities. Not the best if you want to relax for the day. 10 $ /pp
Great spot with gorgeous views of lake & mountains. Two good toilets with tap water from lake. Cheap for Queenstown & worth travelling the extra few kms out of town. $10 per adult $5 per child early Dec. Loads of space.
Gorgeous DOC site about a 10 minute drive from Queenstown. $10 pp which I thought was pretty good compared to other Queenstown prices and considering its supporting NZ conservation which would go towards the planting of the many new trees that have recently been planted. Beautiful scenery with mountains and lake wakatipu for a back drop. The Doc manager was really friendly. Really good value if on a budget and looking to go camping not glamping.
A good campsite with an emplacement for solar shower and clean restrooms. 100 place, no power sites.
Very bad toilets! Not really close to the city but on the Lake Wakatipu.
10$pp was really expensive only for a place to sleep in our campervan and dirty toiletts. the only good thing was the nice view
Well maintained - restroom not so much.
Basic site, clean bathrooms but confusing where to park, too many bushes blocking the views.
Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp
We drove from Te Anau to Queenstown at the end of the day and arrived here at night. We woke up to find that we were surrounded by amazing mountains and great views! $10 per person but with clean and long-drop vault toilets. Also loads of walks that start from the car-park. Water comes straight from Lake Dispute. The drive there might be rather icy during winter.
Shower (cold) would be nice here for $12 but smiley personnel.
Really nice and beautiful campground with really nice owners, too many sandflies.
Really good spot, really nice owners, clean, but during the high season a big queue at the toilet.
Nice views, nice walk at the Twelve Mile Delta, +++ shower area in Moke Lake.
Great campsite, well equipped, near the lake and the city (Queenstown - 15 minutes), but too much population - a lot of people and very busy.
One of the bestTop 10 locations so far.
This is probably the best DOC campsite in all of New Zealand, the ranger is lovely, the surroundings amazing and credit cards are welcome for the payment, $6 per person.
Beautiful view, friendly caretaker, lots of space, clean toilets.
A good and big camping place right next to Lake Wakatipu. $6 per day, toilets and tap water that you can drink. A very nice woman collects the money and there are always nice campers.
Road to Glenorchy from Queenstown. Great location if visiting Queenstown. DOC site so $6 per person, good campsite, busy.
Really big campground, bushes and boulders give some privacy. Many water places, water from a lake. Very wonderful.
extremely crowded and noisy. the rangers are nice and the lake is pretty. closest low cost camping to queenstown, we didnt try parking in the city because of all the signs threatening instant fines. its close, but its not that close, a steep winding drive. good if youre on your way to glenorchy anyway.
Nice location at the lake, 2-3 toilet houses, no drinking water.
Big area. Clean toilets.
Great location, nice clean toilets, friendly caretaker
A big place near the lake, good location near the town.
Big place, near the lake, clean toilets and many places with tap water, not so many sandflies.
Basic, complete with toilets near Lake Wakatipu, you cannot camp near the shore and the grass was really high.
We stayed there for 2 weeks and it's the best place to stay in Queenstown. Cheap (6$), huge campground, basic facilities, along the lake Wakatipu with wonderful landscapes! But it's a bit far from the town (10km) and the last days were very crowded.
DOC. Very nice location with clean basic facilities. Close to the lake. Gravel ground. Friendly caretaker. Please leave your place clean.
Beautiful views are what this place is all about. Basic facilities and gravel sites - choose a site high up to get the best views of the mountains and lakes. Best when not busy.
Stayed here in May, camp managers made us feel welcome and safe after we had a bad experience camping on the roadside. Very clean facilities and the views are fantastic
Nice people, heaps of room, clean water.
Friendly caretakers, beautiful spot.
DOC - place next to the sea, many mosquitoes but silent and okay.
13 km out of Queenstown. Big campsite next to the Wakatipu Lake by Queenstown. Closest and cheapest spot to the city, facilities not best but a good place to stay.
Very nice campsite near Queenstown with ample space and basic (but clean) facilities.
Just off the lake this location provides a nice area that is cheap mins from queenstown. The area is old river oxbows so it is reclaimed riverbank that has gravel and rocks. Some areas are flat and sheltered from other campers. It is a short walk to the lake for swimming and a nice track out of the camp for walking or running.
Very basic facilities but they were very clean and well maintained. The scenery here could not have been more beautiful and the staff thy worked there seemed really laid back and friendly. There were a lot of young couples and travelers but there which seemed fitting as the grounds were not super kid friendly; not any grassy areas or a play ground/stricture. We had a great stay both nights but privacy was a bit lacking.
$7pp per night. Close to Queenstown, right next to Wakatipu - toilets only, lovely owners. Fantastic views of the mountains towards Glenorchy.
Beautiful views, wide and stretched camp/nature reserve with clean facilities! We woke up with an amazing sunrise and a fresh dusting of snow on the mountains!! Fee $7.- PP
This is the most unattractive campground I have ever stayed in - the ground was covered in gorse seedlings and stones. However, it served it's purpose of being somewhere cheap to stay in Queenstown and we were only there overnight (arriving after 9 pm and leaving in the morning) so we weren't bothered. The campsite was full of young international travellers. It's not the kind of place you camp for a long time with the family - there is no grassy areas for kicking around a ball etc, and I wouldn't leave my tent set up while I went off and did other things. The composting toilets were clean. It's right on the lake edge but we weren't there long enough to go exploring.
Large campground that looked like it was being landscaped when we were there. Be good to see it when it is finished. We arrived quite late in the evening (after dark) and it was a bit hard to navigate, but we awoke to beautiful views of Lake Wakatipu. Facilities are typical of basic DOC campgrounds - clean toilets & running water. Enjoy stunning views of the same lake as Queenstown, but without the Queenstown price tag!
Very beautiful and much cheaper than the commercial campgrounds in Queenstown itself.
Nice view, lake & mountain
This campground costs $7 per person but has no facilities except a toilet.
Lakeside sites. Excellent views of the lake and mountains. No facilities.
Beautiful scenery and cheaper than Queenstown rip off prices. Very peaceful.