Pleasant Flat Campsite

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Mount Aspiring National Park


35 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

17 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


Showing 8 reviews of 35.

Bex's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This campsite was perfect for what we needed. Only an hour from Wanaka, good nightly rates, quiet enough. No complaints here!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Ju's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

We passed Cameron Flat camp site but wanted to drive a bit longer. We then stopped here for the night. Looks less nice than Cameron flat I’d say. A basic rest area along the road. Nothing charming. Long drop toilets. Sandfly apocalypse, forget to have dinner or a beer outside, this was serious sandfly madness. Ranger passed in the morning to check payments.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Lauren's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Nice little spot for the night, apocalyptic sandflies though and very busy

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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 about 2 years ago

Charlotte's avatar


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 over 2 years 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 almost 3 years ago

Stefan Miedzinski's avatar

Stefan Miedzinski


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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 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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Nick Morrison

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