Lake Middleton Campsite

Lake Middleton Campsite

Twizel area


10 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

16 Basic Camping

1 Omarama


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Lake Middleton
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The Waitaki District Council looks after this campsite and for a small fee you can experience the goodness. Please register and pay on arrival - information is on the registration booths.

This campsite is situated on the shores of Lake Middleton, which is next to Lake Ohau. Camp in among the mature douglas fir trees, feels a bit Canadian really. This is a good place for fishing, walking and mountain biking.


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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieOmarama


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Ranking: 10/10


Reviewed 12 months ago

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Henry Waters


Ranking: 10/10

Picturesque, relaxing stopover site near Mt Cook. Easy access

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Theo Stockmann


Ranking: 9/10

Stunning place. Were there is high season. Not many tourists. Lake Middleton is nice but on the other side of the road are also soms spots near lake Ohau. Great views there.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Samantha H.

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely doc site. Toilets clean. Very popular with locals so need to get there early to get a good spot.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Judy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Gorgeous place to stay. Clean toilets. Lake is stunning. What a place to wake up to. Sadly, no fish. I'll just keep practicing casting and maybe one day I'll get one.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Francois Roux


Ranking: 9/10

We spent one great night in that site, enjoying swimming in the lake and wild birds while a strong wind was sweeping Ohau lake.
Just take care of the sandflies at dusk.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Mark McLeod

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful secluded spot, great place for the family with Lake Middleton very good for swimming, clean toilets & recycling bins for the rubbish. Great value for the $24 for a family of 4 each night, ended up staying 5 nights we enjoyed it so much. Will come again.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best places in New Zealand I have ever seen.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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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