IntroductionThis grassy, flat camping area was once a gold mining area and is great for picnicking or swimming. You'll also find walking and mountain biking opportunities nearby.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Mountain biking
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Picnic, swim or fish in the Wakamarina River and walk or mountain bike on the nearby Doom or Wakamarina Tracks.
There are high, unfenced cliffs at this campsite, so children need to be supervised. Toilets are wheelchair accessible, with assistance.
Payment with a DOC Campsite Pass is preferred. Otherwise, pay your fees with cash at the self-registration stand at the campsite or to the camp warden if present. Put the correct fee in the envelope provided and place the receipt section of the envelope on your vehicle or tent.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Turn off SH 6 into Wakamarina Road at Canvastown and follow 15 km to the end.
The road is not suitable for long campervans or caravans and has few places to turn around.
This road is narrow, winding gravel road. There are also two steep fords near the campsite which are difficult for long campervans, vehicles with long overhangs and caravans.
There is no longer vehicle access past Butchers Flat Campsite.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1649697, N5419298
Latitude: -41.37630294, Longitude: 173.59430828
If you plan to enjoy the water, learn how to stay safe when swimming, boating and fishing.