IntroductionThis is a large, grassy lake-front campsite beside beautiful Lake Kaniere. Fish from the jetty, boat or swim in the lake.
- Rivers and lakes
- Boat launching
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Toilets - flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
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 open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
Book Hans Bay – Lake Kaniere Campsite online, or pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand.
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 a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
19 km southeast of Hokitika. From Kaniere, follow Lake Kaniere Rd to end. Take Dorothy Falls Rd at fork, follow to Hans Bay.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1449134, N5258774
Latitude: -42.80872933, Longitude: 171.15481125
- Recycling facilities on-site
- Fires not permitted at any time