Introduction

This is a standard campsite in the Coastal Otago area on the Catlins coast is nestled in the bush. It has easy access to the beautiful beach and estuary at Papatowai, and there are short walks nearby.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shop
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible
116 non-powered/tent sites

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Papatowai campsite. Photo: Lucy Hardy
Papatowai campsite

Getting there

Turn off SH1 at Balclutha. Drive south past Owaka until you reach the Papatowai township. Sealed access.

Location

Grid reference: E1329443-N4837591
Latitude: -46.56074723, Longitude: 169.4699424

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.

Passes

Know before you go

Bar on the river  - not ideal at low tide.

Contacts

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
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