Lake Opuha

Lake Opuha

Bennetts Road



32 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

31 Freedom Camping

1 Fairlie




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


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieFairlie


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


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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 about 1 month ago

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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 about 1 month ago

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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 3 months ago

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Elian Lefebvre


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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent views and totally free. No one around so very quiet and peaceful.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Sophie Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Ideal free spot before visiting Tekapo, not too far from main road turn off. Clean toilets, no water supply, grass a bit long in places. Nice lake and pretty views, bit too cold for a swim in October!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Panoramic view of a mountains. Yes please. There isn’t a reason not to stay here. We were in love. Oh and a beautiful lake too and SO SO QUIET.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Philip Page


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot, not a huge amount of space so be prepared to share, views to die for, toliets good. Best cafe in the South island just down the road

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Holly Bartholomew


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning camping spot! Beautiful view of the lake and snow capped mountains. Only 2 other motorhomes there but we had a spot slightly further down which made it feel like we were completely secluded.
Didn't notice any sandflies either. Highly recommend!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Kiri Edwards

Ranking: 7/10

Went to the other 2 camping spots nearby, but didn't want to stay there as there were no other campers and it was a very isolated area. This site has one other camper, and was a bit more open, so felt safer here. Another camper pulled in late at night. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views, stunning spot to stay for free.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful quiet spot at night, although gets busy with kayakers and tourists early in the morning. Some stunning photo opportunities on the lake.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Bernd das Brot

Ranking: 8/10

A fine nice place to stay close to the lake, quiet with public toilets.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2017

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