Cob Cottage

Image: Paul Mahoney | DOC

Introduction

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

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Mountain bike

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

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

Activities

  • 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.

Location

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

Fees

  • 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.

Passes

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.

Activities

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

Know before you go

Fires not permitted at any time.

Contacts

Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   renwick@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Gee Street
Renwick
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Renwick
Marlborough 7243
Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053
Rangiora Office
Phone:   +64 3 313 0820
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   32 River Road
Rangiora 7400
Postal Address:   PO Box 349
Rangiora 7440
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