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.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2021.
Bookings are planned to open in May 2021, for stays that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
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