IntroductionThis is a standard campsite in the Queenstown/Wakatipu area. Camp within scenic rocky natural features on terraces around an old cemetery and school. Bike, walk, tramp or hunt to explore the area.
- Mountain bike
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Behind Mt Aurum Homestead you’ll find a self-registration booth, flush toilets and running water.
Don't camp adjacent to the homestead/school area. The flush toilets are closed in winter; two pit toilets are available nearby.
Payment with a DOC Campsite Pass is preferred. Otherwise, pay your fees with cash at the self-registration stand at the campsite or to the camp warden if present. Put the correct fee in the envelope provided and place the receipt section of the envelope on your vehicle or tent.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
17.5 km north of Queenstown, off Skippers Road near Coronet Peak. Gravel access.
Skippers Road is winding and has steep drop-offs. 4WD is recommended. Rental cars are generally prohibited.
Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1258674-N5025449
Latitude: -44.84264845, Longitude: 168.68112312
The historic site is protected - the removal of any material is illegal.
During high winds small-sized branches are falling out of dead trees within the densely forested pine stands in Mount Aurum Recreation Reserve. Avoid areas of dead trees during high winds.
Choosing a safe tent site
For your safety we recommend not camping under the trees at this campsite.