South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Lake Tekapo
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Review for both camp sites as they are close together. Only affordable camp sites around since they ban freedom camping around here. Annoying since camp sites are both pretty bad, old facilities and few good spots to park your car but seems to be the only cheap places. Stayed one night out of necessity.
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We didn’t stay here as we were self contained and found a few places on the road out to here. The lady in the I-site wasn’t very helpful but did point us to this site which we found a place to stay just before here.
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Drove to the site & saw sign saying it was closed for winter.
Further unwelcome signage means we will not be camping there in future.
Not at all helpful, as quite a drive from the main road.
Nice place. More vehicles than I would have thought. 10pp (without power) little intoo expensive my opinion.
Looked nice and quiet when we arrived, $10 per person seemed reasonable until it started to fill up and got busy. Some vans parked outside and didn’t pay but still used the sinks and toilets - which probably contributed to the smell and signs of overuse.
A word of warning if walking around the site is the use of snares, I found four discarded snare wires actually on the site and tripped over a set snare while walking around the lake. Rabbits and game trapping is allowed in NZ but not where people walk.
Luis Vigil Vidal
The camp itself is nice and with good views to the Lake McGregor. But for 10NZD per person (honesty box) the facilities are awful. Toilet is super dirty and very bad mantained. Brown water from
the tap. Lots of spaces. But you feel a bit stupid when you pay but then people just park outside, don’t pay and get into to use facilities without having paid! If free camp would be great, but for 10dollar per person it’s a robbery!
Costs $10 per person. Very basic but toilets were free of insects. There was space to set up you own cooker and pump water stations and bucket showers :-D.
That was all actually nice, but if there would have been a real alternative like a DOC site I would have preferred to stay elsewhere, as this was not worth the money. The site is a gravel pit, the nicer spaces are signed with "no camping" and there are caravans set-up long term which look not so great...
Water is only non potable.
Awesome campground to stay with clean toilets, a cabin to set up your own shower, access to water and a sink! The views were amazing and there is a nice little walk to do around the lake!