Hawdon Shelter Campsite

Image: DOC

Introduction

Camp in the lower reaches of the Hawdon Valley on the grassy flats.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets
  • Water from stream
20 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

During winter this alpine area may be covered in snow, making access difficult.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

Follow SH 73 to Mount White Road, 24 km south of Arthur’s Pass village.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1497922, N5239772
Latitude: -42.98786678, Longitude: 171.74789106

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.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

Activities

Walking and tramping

There are walks from here along the Hawdon River.

Know before you go

No open fires permitted except in the fireplace in the DOC shelter. 

Wasp populations reach high numbers from January to March – wear light coloured clothing and carry antihistamine cream/tablets as a precaution.

Contacts

Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   106 Main Westcoast Road
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
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