McLaren Falls Reserve contains a series of camping areas dotted around a lakeside area. There's lots of short walks about too.
The park gate closes at 7:30pm in summer (daylight savings) and 5:30pm in winter. No access to park and camp areas after this time.
|Base Rate (2 persons)||$20/day|
55 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 10.
Sophie Lambert Russell
Amazing place!! You must stay here! Absolutely beautiful setting, great hot showers (press the black button on the grey box) and a lovely park keeper. Glow worm walk at night and nice cafe too. Highly recommend.
It was stunning to see what is possible for the nature. The water is clear and cold while the rocks were warm - it was perfect.
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Great, quiet campsite. Lots of places to camp spread out over lakeside and up the hillsides. (Flat areas) Each area quietly secluded. Great free shower.
Just a note - in summer they lock the gate at 7:30 and winter it's earlier so check if you're going to turn up later. Highlight is the glow worm walk after dark- even in the rain!
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Best camping we stayed at on our trip. 10 NZD per person. Nice area. Glow worms. Frisbeegolf. Hot showers.
Great spot, $10 per adult per night. Includes free hot showers and toilets. No reserved spots, it is first come, first served. We had a self contained motor home and stayed in the campsite near the showers (here are multiple camp sites) and there were a mix of campers and tents, but it wasn't crowded or loud. Our campsite was only a short walk from the waterfall track (a 10 minute loop) that is a free glow worm walk at night. Lovely spot with sheep and ducks and horses (being ridden) wandering the site too.
Youri de Wit
Stayed in the spring with good weather. Scenic spot with 'free' showers and toilets (camp overnight = $10 per person per night). Sheep can walk in between the campsites, which is funny but they start bleating at sunrise and leave their poo absolutely everywhere. If you don't mind looking where you walk this is a pretty good place to stay. Glowworm walk was awesome.
10/10 if they ventilated the showers more and they could make the sheep stop pooping (which seems unlikely)