Lyell Campsite

Image: Laura Honey | DOC

Introduction

The site of the historic gold-rush town of Lyell, this large, grassed campsite is easily accessible. Explore the gold workings at settlements of Gibbstown (2 hr return), Zalatown and 8 Mile, plus the Alpine Battery site.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • BBQ
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
18 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Getting there

On SH6 in the Upper Buller Gorge, 15 km northeast of Inangahua.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1520990, N5372328
Latitude: -41.79697466, Longitude: 172.04899791

Fees

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

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Passes

The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

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

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Activities

Walking and tramping

Walk to the battery and take an alternative loop back to the campsite.

Know before you go

Wasps are particularly common from December to April. Carry antihistamine if you are allergic to their stings

Contacts

Kawatiri / Westport Office
Phone:   +64 3 788 8008
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Russell Street
Westport 7825
Postal Address:   PO Box 357
Westport 7866
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