Balmoral Recreation Reserve Camping...

Balmoral Recreation Reserve Camping Ground

beside Hurunui River



23 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

115 Basic Camping

35 Dump Station

8 Hanmer Springs



Balmoral Reserve
Heaps of sites
BBQ areas
Please respect


The Balmoral Recreation Reserve Camping Ground is administered by the Balmoral Recreation Area Charitable Trust and is located along Culverden Road (turn left after Hurunui bridge).

It is a huge area; grassy, open and sunny with loads of mature pine trees. There is a range of facilities here including power and non powered sites, toilets, water taps and BBQ’s. There are no rubbish bins - you must carry out what you bring in.

Please adhere to the fire ban rules.

Bookings & Payment: Payments are made at the Caltex Garage (Mockett Motors) in Culverden


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyHanmer Springs


  • Basic Camping
  • Dump Station




  • Non-Powered Sites

    Non powered sites, toilets and water taps.

    Base Rate (per family) $5/day


Showing 8 reviews of 23.

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Jenny and Barry

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place to stay the night. Only thing negative is we could not find the box to put the money in. Maybe better to put it near the entrance

Reviewed 13 days ago

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Marinette Kegels

Ranking: 10/10

A 10, this is one of the most beautiful places we found.
Pool to swim, clean toilets, water supply, lots of places, no annoying people coming complain at 8pm to talk more quietly 🙈....
Perfect, we come back. Also thanks to the lady for the pool tip. It was very hot today and the swim was welcome

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Lance's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great campsite with plenty of space for privacy and just far enough away from the highway to not get the noise and only $5 a night

Reviewed 11 months ago

Mike's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I hope we come across more like this, big space, for $5 per night what more could you want, site was clean and at this time of year on a sat night a lot of room, very impressed

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Philip Grose

Ranking: 7/10

Could do with some of the potholes filled in.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Anna's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice, cheap place. Basic, only toilets. Possibility to clean dishes. Lots of space.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Oceane Imber

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice place to stop with plenty of space, clean facilities and the river next door! We highly recommend this campground.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Marius's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great site! You pay only $5 into the honesty box for a site. The campsite has flush toilets, fireplaces for BBQ and a lot of space. The river is nearby for swimming. With showers I would give 10/10.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago