Boundary Creek Campsite

Boundary Creek Campsite - Lake Wanaka

Boundary Creek Campsite

Lake Wanaka


83 Rankers Reviews

24 Face-to-Face

8 Makarora


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Boundary Creek
Grab a wine and watch the view!


Relax on the shores of Lake Wānaka at this easily accessible and popular campsite. Water sports include motor boating, water skiing and fishing.

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are required.

Book Boundary Creek Campsite online.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.


  • Boundary Creek Campsite closed for toilet upgrade

    Boundary Creek Campsite is closed until further notice. The toilets are not compliant – replacement toilets will be built before late 2022.

    Kidds Bush, Cameron Flat and Pleasant Flat campsites are nearby bookable DOC campsites.  

    Access through Boundary Creek for fishing and short term day visitors will continue.

    First published on 1 October 2021. Last reviewed on 14 June 2022.


Feature Value Info


DOC Otago

Central government organisation


South IslandWanaka RegionMakarora


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 reviews of 83.

Rob Allsop's avatar

Rob Allsop

Ranking: 1/10

This closed. 3/1/22. Something g to do with non compliant toilets on site.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Cait Turner's avatar

Cait Turner

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Such a beautiful DOC campsite that allows dogs. Right on the shores of lake Wanaka - a place to take a refreshing dip as there are no showers. Well maintained and of course, worth the $8pp! You do need to book lines before hand though as there isn’t any phone signal out there.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sabine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice, windy campsite. Beautiful view at the mountain. Directly by the lake.
8NZD pp.night cash. Card isn't possible. Toilets o.k.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Drew's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot, plenty of places to camp with vans or tents! Toilets are good, nice cooking and washing facilities. Epic info on the history of the spot too! $8 pp per night. Gorgeous views of the lake and snow capped mountains! Last spot with sandflies if you are heading back east!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Timothy Davies

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

We just stopped for 1 night and it rained the whole time so we didn’t really explore. Ok toilets and a cooking shelter. Right by the lake so I imagine in nice weather it would be lovely. Sandflys as ever!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

A&E's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice camp site with very pretty views of the lake. The sand flies are in abundance here so best staying in your camper for early morning/evening to avoid getting bitten! Toilets are basic but clean and a covered cooking shelter has a running tap. For those interested this site has no phone signal. A&E

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

This is a stunning campground on the shores of Lake Wanaka, with a pebbly beach full of driftwood. Basic toilet facilities. Its a very picturesque campground, DOC managed, cost about $8 per person per night. One of our favorite campsites in all the South Island.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in June 2019

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Heather Abbott

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Great views and some cool spots tucked away for campervans and tents. Toilet facilities, sink, and sheltered area to cook. Windy at night but that kept the bugs away, we had a ton in the morning as soon as we left a door open. Gets crowded at night but stays very quiet. Great sunset and sunrise views.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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From DK's avatar

From DK

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place by the lake. Very windy at night.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Dave Reynolds

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great site, plenty of room for tents. Beach close by and view is brilliant. Basic but clean toilet facilities. Also has a sheltered area for food prep and a sink area to wash up. Next to road for accessibility. Would recommend this campsite.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Franz's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Is a very nice place at not to busy, would come again

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Joe's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Really nice campsite, best view on Wanaka lake, quiet and wild. The toilets are ok but the only sink is really small and no so practical. Be aware of the sandflies ! Ho, and the sunset is gorgeous !

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Fabian's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The campsite is located on a small peninsula in lake Wanaka.
It has lots of niches to put your camper in and nice clean toilets. There is a small shelter for cooking.

Be prepared for lots of wind. Good side of that: no Sandflys!

All in all one of my favourite places so far.

Reviewed over 3 years 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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Cymen Crick

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