IntroductionCamp in Canaan Downs near mountain bike and tramping tracks.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible
- Mountain biking
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Pay at the time of booking.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
From SH 60 on the Takaka Hill Rd turn off at Canaan Rd and follow it 11 km to the end. This is a basic gravel road, steep and winding and icy in winter. The road is not suitable for larger campervans or towed caravans.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1590897, N5467579
Latitude: -40.94287224, Longitude: 172.89185511
Fires are not permitted at any time.
Do not camp under the trees especially in windy conditions.
There are three mountain bike tracks in Canaan Downs.