Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground

Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground


92 Rankers Reviews

16 Face-to-Face

5 Methven


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What a view!!! This place really takes the cake. This campsite is run by the Rakaia Gorge Society and is frequented by the more mature crowd who stay here for the long haul over summer. During the high season the campsite has a manager onsite (on the big green bus) during the winter most of the camp is locked up and an honesty box system takes over. Loud music and tight parking is not the go here - chill and enjoy.


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South IslandCanterburyMethven


  • Basic Camping
  • Dump Station


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Samantha Mc's avatar

Samantha Mc

Ranking: 1/10

We didn’t stay, the lady at the front was very rude. They don’t take card and there’s no where close to get cash out.
Drove 15min Methven camp ground and the lady was so nice. Very nice camp ground, showers, clean kitchen. Worth the drive!!

Reviewed 6 days ago

June's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

An incredible place to disconnect from your phone and enjoy the view of the river, the beautiful grounds, clean hot showers and the people your traveling with. What more do you need. If you happen to take a midnight stroll take the time to look up, the night stars are amazing.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Trina's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

OMGosh what a find. Beautiful site. Well done to an amazing community effort. We stayed out of season, but it was immaculatly kept.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Mel brown

Ranking: 10/10

Most fabulous place looking out over the gorge. Beautiful kept site. Really clean toilet block and hot showers. Rubbish area. Kitchen area for cleaning dishes. Felt very safe. Would come again any day.

Reviewed 10 months ago

Brandon's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great site, clean flush toilets, warm showers, outdoor sheltered kitchen, great views, water available, space for larger campers, would be happy to return, well done to the community for supporting this site.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ying's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We stayed here 1 night in Sep, outside their regular open season. Most of the campground and the showers were closed. But the toilets were tidy and there were hardly any other campers around, a very nice quiet spot. There are some nice river walks nearby and great star gazing

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in September 2020

Jood's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

The gorge and this site looked amazing but it is currently closed to travelling campervans to protect the elderly regulars from the Corona virus. Sadly we had to move on.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

NoFearNomads's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place with great views of the river. Sites along the river are not marked, but the friendly host showed us where to park for the best views. The bathroom and shower facilities are very functional.

It is a short walk to the start of several trailheads, as well as the bank of the river.

We were very happy to stay here and would recommend it.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago