Camping in South Island, New Zealand is an exciting and memorable experience. You can sit next to a campfire and observe the starry sky above, enjoying the gushing sound of river flowing close to you! To enjoy these aspects of the nature, explore the campsites introduced below.
Pelorus Bridge Campground
Pelorus Bridge Campground provides you a breath-taking opportunity: camping on the banks of the marvellous Pelorus River! Pelorus Bridge Campground is fully-equipped with amenities and facilities such as clothes-washer and dryer, shops, cafés, and community kitchen. From December to February and on public holiday weekends, the Pelorus Bridge Campground witnesses a great rush of campers. So, booking in advance is recommended.
Greynes Shelter Campground
Situated at a distance of 3 kilometres from Arthur’s Pass Village, the Greynes Shelter Campground is an unassuming campground featuring a grassy area and stone shelter with benches and a fireplace. The green space can conveniently accommodate up to 10 groups. Do carry drinking water with you. No entrance fee is charged at the Greynes Shelter Campground, something which makes it a perfect option for budget travellers. Please note that pets are strictly prohibited.
Marahau Beach Camp
Marahau Beach Camp, located at a distance of 100 metres from Marahau Beach, is a small, peaceful camp with comfortable cabins and a backpacker lodge. Some of the amenities available here include showers, kitchen and wireless internet access. There’s a well-stocked camp store where you can buy essentials from. Plus, there is a children’s park as well as water taxi service available to the guests.
Punakaiki Beach Camp
Punakaiki Beach Camp welcomes you with the magnificent limestone cliffs. The thirty powered sites are large in size and extremely scenic. However, the non-powered sites offer you more options in terms of style. Punakaiki Beach Camp has a working communal kitchen, bathroom and laundry service. Wi-Fi is free for the first hour. At the powered sites and opposite the dump stations drinking water is available.
Kina Beach Reserve Camping Ground
At roughly two kilometres from the State Highway 60 in Tasman, the Kina Beach Reserve is a fabulous spot for avid campers. The reserve can be divided into two parts: camping area and day area. These sections are well-organised with facilities like BBQ zones, picnic tables, fireplace and washrooms. You can take a long walk on the beach in the direction of the peninsula or just plunge into the refreshing waters of the sea. Camping is permitted but one cannot stay beyond four consecutive nights.