Kidds Bush Campsite

Image: Sonya Sawyers | DOC

Introduction

Camp alongside Lake Hāwea in a large, grassy area with good shade from mountain beech trees. Walk around the lake, go fishing or swimming.

Highlights

10 July 2020: Booking with Apple iPhone or iPad 

Due to a technical issue, you can't currently make a booking with an Apple iPhone or iPad. We are working on this. In the meantime, please use a desktop or laptop instead of these devices.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Boat launching
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
40 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

No tap water in winter.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

Shore of Lake Hāwea, Meads Road, 40 min (32 km) north of Wanaka off SH6.

Location

Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1302511-N5072411
Latitude: -44.4411771, Longitude: 169.26180602

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Passes

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.

Bookings


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.


Bookings are required all year.

Book Kidds Bush Reserve Campsite online.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated/selected on arrival.

Activities

Kidds Bush Nature Walk starts from the campsite.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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