Pinders Pond

Pinders Pond

Overnight Campervan Parking


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1 Roxburgh

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Maximum 3 night stay

North of Roxburgh is the awesome Roxburgh Hydro Dam, lake and village. Built in the 1950s, the resulting lake has outstanding fishing and recreation opportunities. Trees surround a tranquil camping area and swimming spot at Pinders Pond on the east side of the Clutha River, just south of Roxburgh.

Respect the beauty of this place, take out what you take in and relish the experience.


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Central Otago District Council

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South IslandCentral OtagoRoxburgh


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Alvaro's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Spent a night with family. Place is great for kids and families in general -- a beautiful pond for swimming and next to a river. Toilet facilities are minimal though. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Brent's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great campsite by a nice large pond. 21 motorhomes/caravans here on our nights stay. Lots more room to camp but not all this campsite is flat. You get what you pay for. Free is always good.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Johnwnz's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot to overnight.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Alydia's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great campsite with lots of space next to a beautiful pond. Only one toilet for everyone though

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Campingwithmable's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Wow! Great spot to camp for all including pets. Plenty of flat areas to set up and a few private spots for tenting. Long drop plus over summer has several commercial chemical toilets. You’ll need to bring everything else including water. Busy over New Year period and especially at end of day as campers roll in. Clutha Gold cycle trail beside camp and close to Roxburgh for supplies. Nice swimming and fishing in dam.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Aniek's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot en plenty of space! Loved it here

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Cris's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We loved it! Beautiful place, lots of space and thing to do such as fishing (get your licence first!), swimming, hiking and biking trails... only one toilet with a little sink to wash hands (not drinkable) very clean, however, it was out of season, I’m not sure with the camping full of people.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Sue's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Lovely spot, nice views of the river and ‘pond’. Toilet was ok, a bit smelly but not to bad. Not very level though. We had a horrible night though with someone driving circles around all the vans tooting their horn, sirens going and lights flashing at midnight quite a few times just to be annoying! Called the police and that soon stopped.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Christina's avatar


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Ranking: 8/10

Lovely spot for a stop over. One toilet/portaloo which was a little smelly.
No cellphone coverage

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Brad's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

This spot is over-rated by the previous reviewers in my opinion compared to other similarly rated spots I have stayed at. It is a large uneven dirt parking area without much charm. A bonus is that it is on Clutha Gold trail.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Warren Molesworth

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous spot, nice ride along the rail trail for lunch.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Michiel de Weerd

Ranking: 9/10

I love this spot. Plenty of room on the 'main' field by the lakeshore and a few more private spots if you turn right at the entrance. Situated in a pine forest. The road and town is noticeable depending of the wind direction, therefore i give this spot 9 points.
If you take a more private spot be prepared to say 'hi' quite a lot, since people walk by if they are strolling around the lake.
The drive from Queenstown is astonishing! Take your time! Outer Earthish amazing.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Shannon Radcliffe

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Nice sheltered peaceful spot with a cycling track along the Clutha river. Roxburgh minutes up the road.

Reviewed over 5 years ago