Boyle Campsite

Boyle Campsite

Lake Sumner Forest Park


3 Rankers Reviews

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16 Basic Camping

1 Hanmer Springs


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Camp amongst the kānuka forest just off SH7 between Hanmer Springs and Lewis Pass. Boyle Campsite is on the Te Araroa Trail and at the end of the five-day tramp on the St James Walkway.

Convenient overnight camping for those walking the St James Walkway and Te Araroa, or stay and explore surrounding beech forests and Boyle River.

The campsite has separate areas for up to six vehicles/campervans and an enclosure (no vehicle access) for tents.

The adjacent Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre (external site) offers a drop off service for tramping, but must be booked in advance, phone +64 3 315 7082.


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DOC Canterbury

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South IslandCanterburyHanmer Springs


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Wai wai 's avatar

Wai wai

Ranking: 10/10

Nearly didn’t go cause of bad reviews. But it’s not just a Carpark at all. We had a lovely spot tucked in the trees. A short walk to a swimming hole and a golden field of grass.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Linc's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

just a carpark with a smelly loo but a welcome stop all the same.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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Ranking: 7/10

Nothing out of ordinary here, but very handy car camping as it's just off the main road. Also very close to the start of the St James Walkway. (A cracker of an alpine intro journey by the way).

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2017

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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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