This is an easily accessible campsite just west of the village of St Arnaud and close to the Nelson Lakes National Park.
It offers excellent mountain biking through summer and is connected to St Arnaud by a 1.2 km dual walking and mountain biking track.
Nearest dump station is Kerr Bay Campsite in St Arnaud.
Turn off SH63 1 km west of St Arnaud.
Latitude: -41.7928, Longitude: 172.8337
- Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
- Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
NZMCA / DOC campsite pass can be used at this campsite all year.
During summer: Pay at the Rotoiti/Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre in St Arnaud from 8 am – 4:30 pm, or pay the camp host who is on-site mornings and evenings. Credit/bank card payment is available in both cases.
During winter: Pay at the Rotoiti/Nelson lakes Visitor Centre or use the self-registration kiosk.
Teetotal mountain bike tracks range from easy to expert.
Walking and tramping
Walking and tramping in nearby Nelson Lakes National Park covers short walks, day walks and overnight/multi-night tramps.
Swimming, boating and kayaking are possible in Lake Rotoiti. There is a boat launch at West Bay and Kerr Bay.
Ice skating is possible on Duck Pond, right at the Teetotal Campsite.
The Rainbow Ski Area is 45 minute drive.
Know before you go
- Take repellent for sandflies.
- Dogs are allowed in Teetotal Campsite, just outside Nelson Lakes National Park, but are not allowed in the national park.