Image: Diana Parr | ©
Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no regional fire ban. Check for fire bans before you light.
Turn off SH 61 at Tapawera. Follow Rd to Bushend Rd then Wangapeka River Rd.
Gravel road, not suitable for caravans and campervans. The Dart River ford crossing may be impassible after heavy rain.
Siberia Flat Campsite used to have walking access via swing bridge, however the bridge washed away in June 2014, and is yet to be replaced.
Image: Ivan Rogers | DOC
If you’re planning to cross the Dart Ford by vehicle, identify suitable conditions by checking the river flow for Wangapeka at Walter Peak on the Tasman District Council website before you set off.
As a guide, if the flow indicated on the graph exceeds 40 cumecs then it is not advisable to cross. However, the river may still be unsafe to cross because:
So you must re-assess the flow conditions once you arrive in terms of your vehicle and driving skill level. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast for your return trip too.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1565225, N5412008
Latitude: -41.4427498, Longitude: 172.58371404
Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.
The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.
DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
The Wangapeka River is popular for fly fishing.
Take repellent for ferocious sand flies.
Fires are only permitted in the formal fireplaces.
Note: a total fire ban may be imposed during dry conditions.