The campground is closed from May to mid-September each year. During this period the adjoining Clarke Flat is opened as a standard campsite.
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Maximum number of people per site is 6.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
The DOC Campsite Pass and Backcountry Hut Pass cannot be used to pay for the cabins at this campsite.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 26 December to 8 February inclusive.
You need to book ahead. Campsite Pass bookings must be completed before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, campground staff (if present) may be able to make the booking for you if space is available. There is a $10 charge for this service. To avoid any disappointment book well in advance.
Bookings are open for stays from 24 September 2021 to 30 April 2022.
Bookings are required from South Canterbury Anniversary Weekend (late September) to 30 April.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
For booked cabins, the access code will be emailed to you 3 days before arrival.
22 km north of Geraldine. Follow Main North Rd (Scenic Highway 72) for 8 km, turn left after the Orari Bridge into Geraldine to Arundel Rd, after 3 km, take the second left into Peel Forest Rd for 13 km.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1460733, N5138885
We aim to provide a traditional New Zealand camping experience. Te ensure you and other campers enjoy your stay, be considerate of others and be aware of the rules below.
Walk to swamp forest, old logging sawpits, Acland Falls or the Rangitata River.
Fish, jet boat or raft the river. Explore the Rangitata Valley.