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.
The campground extends on both sides of the road in the Klondyke corner area and the Waimakariri River area.
Pay online at the time of booking.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2021.
Bookings are planned to open in May 2021, for stays that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.
From 2 November 2020, bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
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