Lake Opuha

Lake Opuha

Bennetts Road

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40 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

3 Fairlie

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No camping allowed between 23rd of Dec till second Monday of Jan. Max. 3 nights.

You MUST be self-contained
Maximum 3 night stay
No camping 23 December to second Monday in January
No camping within 20m of the lake shore

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieFairlie

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  • Freedom Camping
  • Free

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C Golding

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely spacious site with the best view of the mountains. This morning they are lightly sprinkled with snow and make a breathtaking view with my morning cup of tea. There were about 6 campers parked up with the night we stayed but heaps of space between everyone so privacy is maintained. Definitely worth the 12k drive out of town.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Dulan

Ranking: 6/10

Very peaceful place to stay. The view is amazing - best view from all the places we stayed. Bathrooms were closed during winter or possibly covid? Only one other campervan which was a bit creepy. Lots of birdsong and ducks at night.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Heather

Ranking: 4/10

Toilets closed for winter, also very muddy

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Michaela

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning place...flush toilets there. Unfortunately cloudy so we couldn't see stars.
Our neighbors left their rubbish and I picked it up before the birds came ... please leave nothing but footprints!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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GM

Ranking: 8/10

Pretty lake, seems to be quite popular with local watersport enthusiasts! Flush toilets and sink available.

Cost (2p, non-powered): $0
Location: Next to lake (although not allowed to camp within 20m)
Facilities: Flush toilets and sink
Value: 10/10 (free!)
Sandflies: Not may for a lakeside camp
X-Factor: The view is good but not quite spectacular, so no

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Donna

Ranking: 9/10

A perfect free campsite. The views over the lake were out of this world - the perfect introduction to the South island for us. Clean toilets too. Can imagine what it would be like at the height of summer (when it's a little warmer) - being able to swim in the lake would be the icing on top!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Adam

Ranking: 7/10

The only free campsite we managed during our journey. Was a beautiful place to wake up to with the view across the lake. Facilities basic, but fine. A few yahoo’s the night we were there, but wasn’t a real disturbance in our camper. The view and and price made it a good spot to stay.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Brendan Trotter

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice view. Quiet night. Toilets were closed.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Kidds on the move

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of space, right next to a lake and the most amazing view in the morning of the sunrise against the mountain!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Katy

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning spot! As the other reviewers say - nice enough flush loos and a fair bit of space. Pretty popular so worth arriving while light for a space and for sunset on the beautiful mountain views. If it’s clear, stay out for the stars - really bright and we saw shooting stars. Great alternative to busy/expensive Tekapo

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Freya

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place with lovely mountain views. Flushing toilets and space for about 10 vans. Very quiet and peaceful. One of our favourite camping spots.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Elian Lefebvre

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous free camp by a lovely lake with mountains in the background. Very decent toilets with even a sink and soap dispenser. Super quiet and calm despite about 15 vans here.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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From DK

Ranking: 9/10

Loved this quiet place by the lake. Toilets clean. Beautiful sunrise over the mountains.

Reviewed over 2 years ago