39 Rankers Reviews
247 Basic Camping
The large campsite is located near the Makarora River, just 15 mins north of Makarora Township.
The campsite is quite exposed on a fairly high plateau, you want to get here early to set yourself up to sit back and relish the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. There are heaps of activities in the area including hunting, fishing, walking and scenic flights.
South Island ▷ Wanaka Region ▷ Makarora
Number of tent sites - 30.
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Great view and location but lots of sandflies, couldnt sit outside.Be sure to bring lots of drinking water or means to boil before use of the tap water provided.
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SANDFLIES!!! So many sandflies, we couldn’t spend any time outside. Apart from that it’s quite a nice campsite with great views, a cooking shelter and large very clean toilets. Close to the stunning blue pools. We just couldn’t wait to leave because of the sandflies sadly
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Beautiful spot between snow capped mountains, Big site, lots of room for vans but only a few of us the night we stayed . Further development occurring. Great walk through forest track to Blue pools - well worth the walk. Toilets. Close to road but not a lot of traffic.
Kleiner Platz mit verteilten Plätzen. Ca 15-20. Gegen 20 Uhr noch ein Platz bekommen.
Nah an den Blue Pools, schöne Aussicht zum Fluss. Aber viele Sand Flies!!!
Small site, not much room for tents. Lovely view though
This place was fine to stop over and camp one night but the toilets were on the gross end (needed a solid clean), and had basic ammenities (a shelter and water basin area). The camping spots were basically just an open parking lot so no privacy and no trees around. A nice enough view of the mountains and river over the road. $8 per person per night. Can’t complain but have camped in nicer spots along the west coast. Birds are loud in the morning but that’s not a negative.
nice campsite with good view of the mountains and the jungle, not super shelter up a hill of the road but no noise during the night; heaps of sandflies around that time of the year but definitely a good option to have a cheap campsite; beautiful bush walk starts right at the spot, 20 min. to the blue pools with way mooore sandflies there but stunning blue water
Beautiful location, short walk away from Blue Pools. We were self contained so no issues with toilets and need lots of repellent for sandflies. No issue with cost as supports conservation work locally.
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 😍