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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

Campground is open from last weekend in September and closes for season following Anzac weekend. Bookings required December - March.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Peel Forest campground. Image: 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: $11 per night

Bookings

Peel Forest Campground
Phone: +64 3 696 3567
Address: 1202 Peel Forest Road
Peel Forest
RD22 Geraldine

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

Peel Forest Campground
Phone: +64 3 696 3567
Address: 1202 Peel Forest Road
Peel Forest
RD22 Geraldine

Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:   +64 3 693 1010
Address:   13 – 15 North Terrace
Geraldine 7930
Email:   geraldine@doc.govt.nz
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