Boyle Campsite

Image: DOC


Camp amongst the kānuka forest just off SH7 between Hanmer Springs and Lewis Pass. Boyle Campsite is on the Te Araroa Trail and at the end of the five-day tramp on the St James Walkway.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Forest


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Convenient overnight camping for those walking the St James Walkway and Te Araroa, or stay and explore surrounding beech forests and Boyle River.

The campsite has separate areas for up to six vehicles/campervans and an enclosure (no vehicle access) for tents.

The adjacent Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre offers a drop off service for tramping, but must be booked in advance, phone +64 3 315 7082.

Getting there

Located on SH7, between Springs Junction (37 km west of the campsite) and Hanmer Springs turnoff (45 km east of the campsite).


NZTM2000: E1549532, N5292670



  • 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.

In the area

Boyle River.
Boyle River 2 km upstream from the campsite
Image: Peter Brady

Great central location to explore the surrounding public conservation lands of Lewis Park Scenic Reserve, St James Conservation Area, Lake Sumner Forest Park and the Poplars and Nina Doubtful Rivers Conservation Areas.

Numerous rivers nearby for fishing and swimming.  

The site is halfway between Hanmer Springs and Mariua Springs which both have public hot pools.

Dogs are permitted in the campsite and immediate surrounds but not in St James Conservation Area, Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve or Lake Sumner Forest Park.   

Know before you go

Boyle village does not have any shops or public amenities. Springs Junction or Hanmer Springs are the closest locations for supplies or petrol.


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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