Introduction

Camp at a scenic reserve beside forest; swim in the Otaio River.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from stream
15 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Swimming

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Otaio Gorge. Photo: G Iles.
Otaio Gorge

Getting there

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.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1435460, N5067879
Latitude: -44.52356925, Longitude: 170.92863696

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.

Passes

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.

Activities

Swimming

Swim in the Otaio River.

Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:   +64 3 693 1010
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   13 – 15 North Terrace
Geraldine 7930
Postal Address:   PO Box 33
Geraldine 7956
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