Danseys Pass Campsite

Danseys Pass Campsite

Naseby area



5 Rankers Reviews

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163 Basic Camping

1 Naseby




The trip over Danseys Pass is awesome, it connects North Otago to South Otago. It's a quiet, narrow and winding road that is surrounded by a few farms. It can be accessed via the Waitaki Valley and Naseby. This road is subject to high winds and snow falls at all times of the year and is therefore not recommended for campervans or caravans.

The easiest way to reach the campsite is from Nasby (a great place for mountain biking and curling) and can be found just 500m from the Danseys Pass Coach Inn - a great place for a snack should you so desire.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCentral OtagoNaseby


  • Basic Camping
  • Free





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M Tro

Ranking: 9/10

Nice peaceful easy place at a river.. and its free! All you need! Maybe filter your water..

Reviewed 10 months ago

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gus gus

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

nice area but personally I would prefer to pay a small camping fee in exchange for the road in to be upgraded and it only needs potholes filled and toilets to be cleaned. they are disgusting.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2017

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Kimberly Spence

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice site, road to get to it is a bit rough but it's right by the river which is nice. Bathrooms have clean water but they recommend boiling it still and no toilet paper so bring your own. Quite enjoyed it.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Megan Jurgensmeyer

United States

Ranking: 10/10

This was our favourite campground in 2 months of travelling around! The turn off the main road through a gate is a little hard to find but there is a small sign giving info on the campground.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Jamie Serieux

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

This is an idyllic site, small and perfectly formed with its little stream. Toilets were a bit scuzzy with no paper but there you go. An ideal spot to overnight at either before or after tackling Danseys Pass.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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