IntroductionCamp beside the lake and explore this highly scenic area by foot or mountain bike.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Lake Taylor Campsite is very exposed to the weather. Check the weather before you go and take appropriate clothing and gear.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Pay online at the time of booking.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
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.