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 will open at 9:30 am on Thursday 13 May 2021, for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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.
From Timaru follow SH1 to St Andrews. Turn left into Blue Cliffs Rd and follow for 19.5 km. Turn right into Back Line Rd.
5 km gravel road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1435460, N5067879
Latitude: -44.52356925, Longitude: 170.92863696
Swim in the Otaio River.
A short 100 metre, 5 minute walking track, leads upstream from the campground and provides access to a scenic swimming hole.
You may also see the remnants of a historic water intake system along the riverbank.