Cob Cottage

Image: Paul Mahoney | DOC


Camp near the original cob cottage built in 1885 close to the Molesworth Recreation Reserve boundary.

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Mountain bike


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap
20 non-powered/tent sites


  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Scenic driving

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

3 km north of Seddon, turn off SH1 into Awatere Valley Rd. Drive 100 km (approx. 2 hours 30 minutes) to the campsite.

Gravel road. Not suitable for vehicles with trailors, caravans, buses or other vehicles over 7 m long.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1622456, N5340796
Latitude: -42.08511648, Longitude: 173.27020624


  • 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.


Drive or cycle along the road and fish in the river.

Know before you go

Fires not permitted at any time.


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