Boyle Campsite
Image: DOC

Introduction

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.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
12 non-powered/tent sites

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

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 offers a drop off service for tramping, but must be booked in advance, phone +64 3 315 7082.

Getting there

Located on SH7, between Springs Junction (37 km west of the campsite) and Hanmer Springs turnoff (45 km east of the campsite).

Location

NZTM2000: E1549532, N5292670

Fees

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite

In the area

Boyle River.
Boyle River 2 km upstream from the campsite
Image: Peter Brady

Great central location to explore the surrounding public conservation lands of Lewis Park Scenic Reserve, St James Conservation Area, Lake Sumner Forest Park and the Poplars and Nina Doubtful Rivers Conservation Areas.

Numerous rivers nearby for fishing and swimming.  

The site is halfway between Hanmer Springs and Mariua Springs which both have public hot pools.

Dogs are permitted in the campsite and immediate surrounds but not in St James Conservation Area, Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve or Lake Sumner Forest Park.   

Know before you go

Boyle village does not have any shops or public amenities. Springs Junction or Hanmer Springs are the closest locations for supplies or petrol.

Contacts

Rangiora Office
Phone:   +64 3 313 0820
Email:   waimakariri@doc.govt.nz
Address:   32 River Road
Rangiora 7400
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Reefton Visitor Centre i-SITE Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 732 8391
Email:   reefton@i-site.org
Address:   67–69 Broadway
Reefton
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Māwhera / Greymouth Office
Phone:   +64 3 768 0427
Email:   greymouth@doc.govt.nz
Address:   17 High Street
Greymouth 7805
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Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
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