Pleasant Flat Campsite

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Mount Aspiring National Park



32 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

266 Basic Camping

15 Haast



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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 IslandWest CoastHaast


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 30.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day


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Libby's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

In the middle of no where but fine for one night. Toilets are basic, no soap. Lovely views

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Pretty nice area. Small and quiet. Being a DOC site you have to fill in a form so dont forget a pen and correct change (learn from our mistake). Beautiful frost on the grass and plants surrounding in the morning.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Renee's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Good spot but gets full quickly. Toilets need a torch pretty much day and night.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Stefan Miedzinski


Ranking: 7/10

Nice place but awful lot of sandflies. Beautiful scenery.
Toilets available.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Karo's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Hundreds of sandflies so don't forget your insect repellent. Clean flush toilets, water supply and roofed picnic area.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Juliane's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice views on mountains. Good facilities. Possibilities to make a fire.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Marco Albrecht

Ranking: 9/10

Nice little place, with great view over to the valley, nice arrangement and next to a river. Great stop on route to the West Coast.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Michael Talbot

Ranking: 9/10

Nice quiet camp spot just off the road along Haast Pass about halfway between Wanaka and West Coast. Not alot of room, but beautiful none the less. Pristine creek just next to the camp running into the main river. Just nice.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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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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Nick Morrison

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