Lake Mahinapua Campsite
Located in Mahinapua Scenic Reserve in the West Coast region
IntroductionCamp beside Lake Mahinapua within forest surroundings. A popular overnight and day stop. Enjoy water sports in the lake.
- Rivers and lakes
- Boat launching
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Shower - cold
- Toilets - flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Historically Lake Mahinapua was a main access waterway up and down the coast using paddle steamers.
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
- 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 early April 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.
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.
10 km south of Hokitika, turn off SH6 into Lake Mahinapua Access Road, opposite the hotel. 300 m to roadend.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1428437, N5259778
Latitude: -42.79468 Longitude: 170.90106
- Recycling facilities on-site
|Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 731 1895|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
4294 Coast Road
4294 Coast Road
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