Lake Mahināpua campsite shelters

Image: DOC

Introduction

Camp beside Lake Mahinapua within forest surroundings. A popular overnight and day stop. Enjoy water sports in the lake.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Boating
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Historically Lake Mahinapua was a main access waterway up and down the coast using paddle steamers. 

Lake Mahinapua
View from foreshore of Lake Mahinapua

Getting there

10 km south of Hokitika, turn off SH6 into Lake Mahinapua Access Road, opposite the hotel. 300 m to roadend.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1428437, N5259778
Latitude: -42.79468 Longitude: 170.90106 

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

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.

Know before you go

  • Recycling facilities on-site
  • Fires not permitted at any time

Contacts

Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   hokitika@doc.govt.nz
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
Postal Address:   Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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