Pleasant Flat Campsite

Pleasant Flat Campsite - Mount Aspiring National Park

Pleasant Flat Campsite

Mount Aspiring National Park


35 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

16 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.


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DOC Otago

Central government organisation


South IslandWest CoastHaast


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 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 almost 2 years 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 over 2 years ago

Lauren's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed over 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 almost 3 years ago

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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 about 3 years ago

Renee's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Stefan Miedzinski


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 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 over 3 years ago

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Juliane's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed about 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 years ago

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Narayan Mahadevan


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 5 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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Cymen Crick

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