IntroductionThis large, open campsite is near the junction of the Bealey and Waimakariri Rivers. it is popular in the summer.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance
During winter this alpine area may be covered in snow, making access difficult. This is a key site for the annual Kathmandu Coast to Coast event that runs every second Friday and Saturday in February. Avoid this area for camping during that time.
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
The campground extends on both sides of the road in the Klondyke corner area and the Waimakariri River area.
- 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.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
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.
SH 73, 8 km south of Arthur’s Pass village.
NZTM2000: E1485015, N5237994
Latitude: -43.00203184, Longitude: 171.58924937