Bookings not required - first come, first served
Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite. There is a maximum of seven days per stay for this site.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
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
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.