Cob Cottage
Image: Paul Mahoney | DOC


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


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Mountain bike


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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


  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Scenic driving

Seasonal restrictions

Acheron Road is currently open. However, entry/exit is only possible from southern end via Hanmer Springs until further notice. Awatere Valley road is closed. Check alerts for further access information. 

Acheron Road is normally open 7 am – 7 pm daily from the Saturday of Labour Weekend in October to Easter Monday or the second Sunday in April – whichever is later.

It can close without warning.

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Dog access

No dogs


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
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Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
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