Introduction

DOC provides facilities and charges fees on the basis of the campsite category.

The fees listed here apply to most campsites in each category, but check individual campsites as prices might vary. 

Serviced campsites

Serviced campsites have a wide range of facilities and services. Flush toilets, tap water (treated or untreated*), kitchen/cooking bench, hot showers, rubbish collection and road access for all types of vehicles. They may have laundry facilities, barbecues, fireplaces, cookers and picnic tables.

* Untreated water should be boiled before use to ensure it's safe. Read about water quality at huts and campsites

Fees

Unpowered/tent sites:

  • Adult (18+ years): $20 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $10 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Powered sites:

  • Adult (18+ years): $23 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $11.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Scenic and Standard campsites

Scenic and Standard campsites have a more limited range of facilities and services than Serviced campsites. These campsites have toilets, water supply (treated or untreated* tap water, stream or lake) and vehicle or boat access. Wood BBQs and fireplaces, cold showers, picnic tables, a cooking shelter and rubbish bins may be provided; this will vary from site to site. The higher fee for Scenic campsites is based on the scenic location and high popularity of these campsites.

* Untreated water should be boiled before use to ensure it's safe. Read about water quality at huts and campsites

Fees for Scenic campsites

Unpowered/tent sites:

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

Powered sites where available:

  • Adult (18+ years): $18 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $9 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Fees for Standard campsites

Unpowered/tent sites:

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

Basic campsites

Basic campsites have very limited facilities so you need to be fully self-sufficient. There are basic toilets and water may be from a tank (untreated*), stream or lake. Access may be by road or boat.

* Untreated water should be boiled before use to ensure it's safe. Read about water quality at huts and campsites

Fees: Free 

Backcountry campsites

Backcountry campsites have toilets and a water supply which may be from a stream. Picnic tables, cooking shelters or fireplaces may be provided.

Fees: Prices vary - check individual campsite pages

Great Walk campsites

Except for the Milford Track, all Great Walks offer camping near huts or in designated areas. There are nearly 60 Great Walk campsites offering basic facilities including toilets, handwashing sinks and a water supply (treated or untreated*). Some have picnic tables and cooking shelters. Note that these do not include the indoor facilities provided at Great Walk huts.

* Untreated water should be boiled before use to ensure it's safe. Read about water quality at huts and campsites

Fees: Adult (18+ years): $6 - $20, Child (5 - 17 years): free, Infant (0 - 4 years): free

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