Pleasant Flat Campsite

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Mount Aspiring National Park

Reviews

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Ju

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 5 months ago

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Lauren

Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Libby

Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Charlotte

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 about 1 year ago

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Renee

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Stefan Miedzinski

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Karo

Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Juliane

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed about 2 years 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 over 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 almost 3 years ago

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Nathan Lal

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect spot for an overnight stay. Level ground and very easy to find. It is quite close to road so you will get a little bit of noise from cars passing by but not a big issue as not many cars in the winter.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Narayan Mahadevan

India

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful scenery, comparably big area, water but no drinking water, toilet should flush but they don't - therefore very dirty and smelly. I hope that council will do something from the money they get and fix WC's.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Juan Viscegle

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

Really comfortable campground with nice places for the tent and clean bathrooms. Near the river to wake up and swim.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Aidan Byrne

Ranking: 8/10

DOC campground. $6 per person. Toilets clean but no drinking water. Beside a river. Good for an overnight stop. Can't complain.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Jessica Stokes

Australia

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 about 4 years ago

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Emma

Ranking: 3/10

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

Reviewed about 4 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 over 4 years ago

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Gilles Andrieu

Australia

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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 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 almost 5 years ago

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Rachel S

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Alistair Millward

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant campsite for tents. Limited room for vehicles. Magnificent view of Mt Hooker down the valley. Sandflies are no worse than you would expect in South Westland. Flush toilets and a cooking shelter.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Alexandre Moleiro

Portugal

Ranking: 7/10

Very quiet (the main road is near but traffic stops early has the gates close at the slip). Beatiful area and surroundings. Toilets are ok but no showers. There is a water tap. Nice forest walk starting in the park with access to a small river.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Robert Webber

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Best quick stop we had. Overnight with two quick walks evening and morning. Just a beautiful valley and so quiet. Provision of some solar showers would improve this site as it's so close to the river water supply (DOC).

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Maya Bakker-deDreu

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Only toilet and water BUT very quiet and very nice places. Only $6 per person.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Clarissa Hanck

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Beautiful location with spectacular views to Mt Hooker, however, the sandflies are horrible.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Stientje van den Heuvel

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Dusty marking spots, drinking water available.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Colin and Raewyn Newton

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

OK, clean and tidy.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Jenben

France

Ranking: 6/10

Only stayed one night. Nice enough although no showers and the toliets were not very clean.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Therea

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

$12 - good value, toilets ok, only difference is no power.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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jhwjhw

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Nice location, great views, toilets, water, DoC info boards.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Lieve Verdonck

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Next to bridge. Drinking water available. Nice spot with lots of space.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Bas Geerts

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great view from campsite located above SH6, beware of sandflies though!

Reviewed over 9 years ago