Okarito Camping Ground

Okarito Camping Ground


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89 Rankers Reviews

18 Face-to-Face

116 Basic Camping

6 Okarito



Okarito wilderness
Wicked spots to call your own
On the way in to Okarito


An amazing place with a friendly vibe, there are lots of little alcoves to put your tent up in. Designated BBQ areas and a short walk to the beach. So well worth the visit!

There are some great walks to do here to the trig and further on to Three and Five mile bay. There are interpretation panels at the top of the trig where it explains the history of the area in the midst of the gold rush when this place was pumping - hard to imaging now.... The walk over the top can be turned into a loopwalk when the tide is low to make it back to Okarito.

Check out the white herons.

Okarito campground will have livein hosts for 2017-2018 summer. Sure to make the experience so much more enjoyable. Prices will be $15 from September. Hot showers $2. Beautiful non treated drinking water. Okarito village uses revenue generated to support a predator control programme on Okarito Lagoon & forest.
Protecting our beautiful bird life.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWest CoastOkarito


  • Basic Camping



  • Unpowered Site

    Wild and beautiful with toilets, showers, and a shelter with a fridge and sink, a few cooking sites and picnic tables. Coin-operated electric BBQ.

    Adult $15/day


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Enzo's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice campground, the host were very kind

Reviewed 16 days ago

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Richard & Chris, UK

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely site, plenty of space, and (I think) run by the local community, so well worth supporting. Fresh water available on site. Good clean facilities.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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lisa's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic coastline with planting all around camp area.
Great walking tracks to enjoy the birdlife.
Nice showers, good shelter but no stove ring.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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lisa taylor

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic coastline with planting all around camp area.
Great walking tracks to enjoy the birdlife.
Nice showers, good shelter but no stove ring.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Tim's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Yes it is kind of a parking lot, but sweet hosts and awesome beach fully compensate dir that. Try the ice cream...

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Garne2019's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Stayed here in May, such lovely hosts! Facilities nice and clean, and such great location. The beach, lagoon and village are so beautiful. Great location for the walks. Fave place on West Coast!

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in May 2019

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Maelys's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great camping ! Right between the sea and the mountains, it’s a wonderful spot to admire the sunset. There’s a cooking shelter with a fridge and a barbecue (+$2). You can have a shower for $2 as well for 4min. The owners are lovely

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Nothing special - simple site. Quiet location at the end of a long winding road. Showers were $2. There is a kitchen but didn’t use it. It rained all night as per normal for west coast. Short walk to the beach.

Reviewed 11 months ago