Lake Taylor

Image: Ayesha Harnett | Creative Commons


Camp beside the lake and explore this highly scenic area by foot or mountain bike.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
15 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Lake Taylor campsite.
Lake Taylor campsite

Lake Taylor Campsite is very exposed to the weather. Check the weather before you go and take appropriate clothing and gear.

Getting there

Turn off SH7 at Waikari and follow the road to Hawarden (approx. 8.5 km). The road then joins Lake Sumner Rd, which leads to Lake Taylor (approx. 50 km). 

This is a gravel road that is narrow, has sharp corners and steep drops. The road can be busy – keep left, reduce speed and watch out for traffic.


NZTM2000: E1538614, N5263862
Latitude: -42.77354706, Longitude: 172.25385563


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

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

Trees or branches may fall in windy conditions – try not to camp beneath trees.


Rangiora Office
Phone:   +64 3 313 0820
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   32 River Road
Rangiora 7400
Postal Address:   PO Box 349
Rangiora 7440
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