Lake Poaka Campsite.

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Introduction

Use this campsite as a base for recreational activities around the Twizel area or as an overnight stay in a picturesque setting.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Basic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from stream
30 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Facilities

Long drop toilet

Getting there

Turn off SH 8 (Tekapo Twizel Road) on to the private road on the north side of Pukaki Canal. Follow the road for 2.5 km to the campsite entrance. Reduce speed and take extreme care with loose gravel and corrugated surfaces.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1367750, N5101195 
Latitude: –44.20552, Longitude 170.09310

Fees

Free

Activities

Explore Ruataniwha Conservation Park.

Know before you go

Maximum length of stay is four nights. 

Contacts

Te Manahuna / Twizel Office
Phone:   +64 3 435 0802
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Wairepo Road
Twizel 7901
Postal Address:   Private Bag
Twizel 7944
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