Date: 17 May 2013
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has been investing in campsites, lakeside picnic and amenity areas, roadends, toilets and carparks near Queenstown, with many receiving makeovers over the past three years.
DOC Works Ranger Richard Struthers said the Wakatipu Area Office was into the third year of its three-year works programme to improve public facilities used by the large number of visitors to Queenstown.
Twelve Mile Delta was the first site to be upgraded and is now a now well-patronised campsite used by more than 400 people per night over the Christmas/New Year period. Its popularity is also due to the extensive track network surrounding Twelve Mile Delta that includes the Bobs Cove, Crichton Loop, Moke Lake and Lake Dispute tracks.
Last year the Moke Lake campsite was upgraded and was also well used by campers last summer.
The Mt Crichton Track car park, Wilson Bay toilets, and the Seven Mile Creek amenity area have been upgraded; the Bobs Cove carpark and Lake Sylvan campsite are currently being improved.
New toilet block and planting at Lake Sylvan campsite
DOC Wakatipu Works Ranger
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