IntroductionThis standard camping site is just off the main road in the Arthur’s Pass village, almost directly opposite the visitor centre.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Toilets - flush
- Water from tap - treated, suitable for drinking
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance
During winter this alpine area may be covered in snow, making access difficult.
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Avalanche Creek Campsite is a small site in Arthur’s Pass Village. It is mostly carpark with a relatively small grassed area for tents.
It is between the road and the railway yards so it is noisier (including overnight) when compared to the more remote campsites in Arthur’s Pass National Park.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Pay online at the time of booking.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
On SH 73 in Arthur’s Pass Village.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1482726-N5244772
Latitude: -42.94066474, Longitude: 171.56259612
Kea can cause damage
Kea, the native alpine parrot, are present in this area. They are curious birds and can cause damage to tents and other gear. Guard your gear to avoid damage or loss.
The risk from kea is higher in Arthur's Pass Village than at any of our other sites, as it is frequented by gangs of juvenile birds.