Bookings not required - first come, first served
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
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.
Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
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
Boyle village does not have any shops or public amenities. Springs Junction or Hanmer Springs are the closest locations for supplies or petrol.
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.