IntroductionThis is a standard campsite in the Coastal Otago area. This isolated campsite is in a clearing beside the river. Day walk the Catlins River Track through silver beech forest.
- Rivers and lakes
- Fire pit/place for campfires (except in fire bans)
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Pay online 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 the number of people in your party – there are no designated sites. Find space for your party on arrival.
Turn off SH1 at Balclutha and drive South to Owaka. Follow Papatowai Highway for approximately 7 km, turn right onto Catlins Valley Rd, right onto Morris Saddle Rd, then left at cattle-stop (sign indicating campsite). Narrow gravel road.
Tracks to this campsite
Catlins River TrackLocated in Catlins coastal areaAn attractive, forest-lined river walk of that follows the Catlins River.1 alertDuration 5-6 hr one wayDifficulty Advanced
Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1330818-N4848999
Latitude: -46.4583626, Longitude: 169.49316511
There is no mobile phone coverage.