Teetotal Campsite
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Introduction

Use this campsite as a base to explore nearby Nelson Lakes National Park.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Alpine
  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
12 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Boating
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Mountain biking
  • Skiing and ski touring
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this campsite

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.

Facilities

Nearest dump station is Kerr Bay Campsite in St Arnaud.

Getting there

Turn off SH63 1 km west of St Arnaud.

Access: gravel

Location

Latitude: -41.7928, Longitude: 172.8337

Fees

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

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 onsite 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.

Passes

Activities

Mountain biking

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.

Water activities

Swimming, boating and kayaking are possible in Lake Rotoiti. There is a boat launch at West Bay and Kerr Bay.

Winter activities

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.

Contacts

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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