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.

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

Bookings

Online bookings are required for this campsite.

If you wish to use a DOC/NZMCA campsite pass for payment, follow these steps:

  1. Book online and pay
  2. Seek a refund from the Tititea/Mt Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz. Proof of a valid pass is required for refunds, send a photo of your pass with your email request.

Campsite passes for rental camper vans and Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Activities

Kidds Bush Nature Walk starts from the campsite.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 443 7660
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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