Twelve Mile Delta Campsite

Twelve Mile Delta Campsite



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Twelve Mile Delta
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Twelve Mile Delta Camping Ground


The Twelve Mile Delta Camping Ground is massive - 100 sites so bring your mates, grandma, everyone!

Recent landscaping, roads and new toilets. Regenerating forest surrounds the campsite. It’s also a popular picnicking and fishing spot with a basic boat ramp available.

Have your fees ready as they will be collected by a DOC representative.


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DOC Otago

Central government organisation


South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 reviews of 103.

Seth's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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..

Reviewed 12 months ago

Stace's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Michelle's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago

HSnow's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

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!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Klaudia's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Libby's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

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.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Chieco Family

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Taylor's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

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.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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JT's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

nice campsite close to the town and a good alternative to the expensive holiday parks in this area. but very loud and much sandflies.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2019

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Helena Wong

United States

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Megan Belanger

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Henk Sjon


Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2018

Ruddah's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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