Fires are not permitted at any time.
Lake Taylor campsite
Lake Taylor Campsite is very exposed to the weather. Check the weather before you go and take appropriate clothing and gear.
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 are open for stays up to 30 June 2021.
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.
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
Trees or branches may fall in windy conditions – try not to camp beneath trees.