Brown campsite

Image: Crystal Brindle | DOC

Introduction

This is a walk-in campsite on the Heaphy Track. It's a good place to stay if you're wanting an early start on the track the next day. It's also close to the Aorere River which offers trout fishing and gold panning.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan
  • Foot
  • Mountain bike

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Fishing

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

This is one of nine Great Walk campsites on the Heaphy Track, situated on the edge of Brown River.

Facilities and services

  • Number of campers - 20
  • Number of tent sites - 10

All campsites on the Heaphy Track have water from a tap and toilets that are supplied with toilet paper. Brown campsite also has sinks.

Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities.

Hut rangers move between nearby huts in the summer. As well as checking campsite bookings, they are able to provide campers with information about the track and weather.

Getting there

Brown campsite is a 5 minute walk from the start of the Heaphy Track at the Golden Bay end. It's a 4 hr walk to Aorere Shelter and another 1 hr walk to Perry Saddle hut and campsite.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1553412, N5477717 
Latitude: -40.85027175, Longitude: 172.44730062

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $14 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

Bookings

Book online or contact Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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