Kerr Bay jetty, near the campsite
Image: Gabi Czoma ©


This volunteer opportunity is now full for the 2017/18 season. Dates for next season will be advertised in July 2018.


Volunteer for one or two weeks at the picturesque Kerr Bay or West Bay Campsites.


December to April. You will be rostered on for one or two weeks.

We are also looking for camp hosts that can be available at short notice to cover unexpected events such as delays in camp host arrival or sickness. Ideally this host would be in the St Arnaud, Murchison, Nelson, or Blenheim areas, and be available on short notice.

Tasks and what to expect

View camp host information for the different campsites:

  • Kerr Bay Campsite: must have own caravan/campervan, walking distance to Visitor Centre, dogs not allowed
  • West Bay Campsite: use own caravan/campervan or provided small accommodation unit, 2 km from Visitor Centre, dogs not allowed
  • Teetotal Campsite: use own caravan/campervan, 1 km from Visitor Centre, dogs allowed

How to apply

Complete the online application form.

Once you have been confirmed into a position, we'll be relying on you to proceed with the volunteer position. Please only apply if you can make the commitment - last minute cancellations and no-shows put us in a very difficult situation and jeopardise the effective running of our campsites

We'll view applications, and assign weeks as they come in and space is available. This is a popular opportunity so we can't guarantee that you'll get a place this season.


Volunteer coordinator


Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053
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