A quiet campsite on the eastern flank of the Hunter Hills. There is a 3.5 km forest walk to a podocarp forest remnant.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Forest


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
10 non-powered/tent sites


  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Mt Nimrod. Photo: G Iles.
Mt Nimrod

Getting there

From Timaru follow State Highway 1 south for approximately 10 km. Turn right on to Pareora River Road and follow for 16 km past the Pareora Hut settlement onto Pareora Gorge Road. After 5 km turn left onto Limestone Road, then onto Motukaika Road. Follow for 11 km then turn right at the T-junction onto Back Line Road. After 2 km, turn left into the Scenic Reserve.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1430655, N5077877
Latitude: -44.43248261, Longitude: 170.87196429


  • 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 campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

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

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


Walking and tramping

Take a 3.5 km forest walk to a podocarp forest remnant.

A 5 km easement across private farm land provides access to the Hunter Hills Conservation Area which includes Mt Nimrod.


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