Lake Opuha

Lake Opuha

Opuha Gorge Road


5 Rankers Reviews

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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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Mackenzie District Council

Local government organisation


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieFairlie


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Valg's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A lovely large grassy spot by the lake edge by trees if shelter is needed. Good toilets. Boat ramp used by locals.nice walks around the lake.
At the time we visited the water at lake Opuha had
potentially toxic algal blooms ( cyanobacteria) and warnings to stay out. Maybe shortlived
A peaceful spot .

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jackie's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot, free and over looking the lake. No amenities at this site so good only 8f your self contained.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Sue Atkinson


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot by the lake. One other camper joined us. So quiet and peaceful. No facilities but clean and lovely

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Elizabeth's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Drove into the first camping (one with the toilets) spot which was totally jam packed so carried on to check out this place. Nice quiet spot to stay for a night or two in a self contained vehicle.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2019

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Erin Ueffing


Ranking: 9/10

A good and quiet lakeside site. Not busy, only 1 other campa there, on a day when there were 30 tents and campervans visible across the lake at Bennett’s Road. No facilities so must be self contained.

Reviewed over 4 years ago