IntroductionThis campsite is set in a landscape of beech forest, tussock and rugged mountains with mountain biking nearby.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance
- Mountain biking
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.
This campsite was formerly known as Craigieburn Shelter.
- 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.
Turn off SH 73 at signpost, between Castle Hill Village and Lake Pearson.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1496721, N5221576
Latitude: -43.15113539, Longitude: 171.73091124
Flooding has changed the terrain of this area and it may be difficult to find a suitable site for campervans and caravans. If you want to be assured of a site for your campervan/caravan, we recommend you book into the Lake Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite.
Enjoy mountain biking nearby.