Acheron Accommodation House Campsite

Image: Bev Bacon | DOC


Camp by this historic cobb building from 1863, once used as an overnight carriage stop.

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Mountain bike


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
20 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

Acheron Road is closed for the season. It will reopen Saturday 26 October 2019 during Labour Weekend. 

The Acheron Road through Molesworth Recreational Reserve will open 7 am – 7 pm daily from the Saturday of Labour Weekend to Easter Monday or the second Sunday in April, whichever is the later date.

It can close without warning due to weather conditions or fire danger. Check the current status.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

Take the Clarence Valley Rd from Hanmer Springs (via Jacks Pass Rd), continue right into Tophouse Rd and follow the Acheron Rd 17 km to the campsite. Or drive 59 km south from Cobb Cottage along Acheron Rd.

Note, Acheron Rd is not suitable for vehicles with trailers, caravans, buses of other vehicles over 7 m long.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1596410, N5306311
Latitude: -42.3954858, Longitude: 172.9563806


  • 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.

The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


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