Lake Pearson Campsite

Image: Simon Curtis | Creative Commons

Introduction

Camp beside a high-country lake in the Waimakariri Basin; a good base for bird watching.

Highlights

This is a wildlife refuge and motorised boats are prohibited.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

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

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

SH 73, 35 km south of Arthur’s Pass village.

Gravel road.

Location

NZTM2000: E1501021, N5228474
Latitude: -43.08999217, Longitude: 171.78388812

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.

Know before you go

  • No jet boating

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

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

Contacts

Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
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