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Introduction

Peel Forest is a remnant of a magnificent podocarp forest that once covered this area.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cookers/electric stove
  • Phone
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shower - hot
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible
47 non-powered/tent sites
34 powered sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Bookings required December - March.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Peel Forest campground. Photo: G Iles.
Peel Forest campground

  • Number of sites - 47
  • Number of powered sites - 34
  • Number of cabins - 4

Getting there

22 km north of Geraldine. Follow Mai North Rd (Scenic Highway 72) for 8 km, turn left after the Orari Bridge into Geraldine to Arundel Rd, after 3 km, take the second left into Peel Forest Rd for 13 km.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1460733, N5138885

Fees

Campsites

  • Adults: (18+ years): $15.00 per night
  • Youth: (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 4 years): free

$5.00 per night for power

NZMCA / DOC campsite pass cannot be used at this campsite.

Cabins

  • $50 per night - up to 2 person
  • Additional adult: $15 per night
  • Additional child over 3 years: $10 per night

Bookings

Phone: +64 3 696 3567
Email stay@peelforest.co.nz

Activities

Walking and tramping

Walk to swamp forest, old logging sawpits, Acland Falls or the Rangitata River.

Other activities

Fish, jet boat or raft the river.

Contacts

Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:      +64 3 693 1010
Email:   raukapukaao@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 379 4082
Address:   Botanic Gardens Information Centre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Armagh Street Carpark
Christchurch 8013
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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