Pleasant Flat Campsite

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Mount Aspiring National Park



28 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

207 Basic Camping

52 Wanaka Township



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Pleasant Flat Camping Ground


The Pleasant Flat Camping Ground is the first of the DOC campsites as you drive towards Wanaka over Haast Pass. This large grassy sheltered camp site is tucked nicely among the mountains. Take in the magnificent views of Mt Hooker from the campsite. Fish in nearby Haast River, enjoy short walks or picnics. Be prepared for the mega sandfly onslaught.

Great information boards about the local fauna and flora. Everything is wheelchair accessible, there are picnic tables and a shelter to cook in.

Total fire ban.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka Township


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 30.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day


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Jessica Stokes


Ranking: 8/10

Nice clean camp spot, was a little overcast when we were there so can't comment too much on the scenery. Watch out for the sandflies.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ranking: 3/10

Toilets were very dirty. Also need some lighting around the facilities area and some bins! Wouldn't stay again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Chadd Holland

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing views, but not many flat spots and just a gravel car park. Good for a quick overnight stop.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Gilles Andrieu


Ranking: 8/10

We stopped for one night, not far from the road but little traffic at night. Toilets ok but dirty, thanks to dirty people messing them up. Nice grassy areas, cool little walk among the ferns in the forest along the river, went for a dip too. Watch out as this area is sandfly infested. Amazing views.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Marie Boissonneault

Ranking: 5/10

Easy to find but very small camping ground. The view from the river is nice but not really suitable to swim. We were there in early February and the sandflies were eating us. There was no toilet paper, no rubbish bins and the few toilets were not functioning properly. One of the worse DOC sites we used.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Amy Bayliss

Ranking: 8/10

We had great weather, it's a beautiful spot and the river was nice for swimming in the right conditions. Large, flat grassy site, quite a few picnic tables and clean flush toilets.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Bob Fontaine

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful to wake up here! Only 2minutes drive to the touristy Thunder Creek Falls. Facilities okay. Would give 10 if it wasn't for the sandflies.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Rachel S


Ranking: 6/10

Nice place to stop for an overnight stay but the toilets were not very clean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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