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CURRENT ALERTS
Thieves breaking into vehicles
Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks and some camp-sites along SH.73 on a regular basis (day & night). They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!

Mice invasion at many campsites
A mice plague exists about the beech forests of Arthur's Pass National Park. This has been caused by the extensive seeding of the beech forest pre-winter. Mice WILL enter your tent or campervan. Do not leave things on the ground, and put all foodstuffs out of their reach. DO NOT poison mice, use mouse traps should they get into your vehicle.

Kea attacking tents at Avalanche Creek camp-site
Kea (Alpine Parrot) have been consistently destroying tents and camping equipment at the Avalanche Creek camp-site in Arthur's Pass Village. Tent camp at your own risk. Alternative camping is available at Klondyke Corner.

CAMPER VANS & MOTOR HOMES

Facilities

There are only very limited resources for camper vans in Arthur's Pass village. There are NO powered sites or camper waste facilities (camper dumps) in the village, these are available in Springfield (100km east), Hokitika (100km west), or at Jackson's Retreat (30km west).

Please Note: "Freedom Camping" is not permitted outside of the dedicated camp-sites (listed below) where the National Park runs adjacent to Highway 73, or about the streets of Arthur's Pass Village, this includes trail-head car-parks such as Temple Basin, Bealey Valley, Otira Valley, Greyneys Shelter, Cass/Lagoon, Viaduct Lookout, Rock Shelter Lookout, Kellys Creek, O'Malleys Track, Deception Valley, Taramakau Valley and Punchbowl Falls. Also note that Lake Lyndon is day use only and is patrolled by Selwyn District Council!

Non-Powered Overnight Sites (near Arthur's Pass Village)

AVALANCHE CREEK PUBLIC SHELTER

  • Located across road from the VISITOR CENTRE.
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Cost $8 pp / night. Payable at site (no change available), or at Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
  • Facilities: Water, toilets, day-use shelter with tables, rubbish disposal.
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • No open fires permitted!
Avalanche Creek Public Shelter

KLONDYKE SHELTER

  • Located 8 km east from VISITOR CENTRE.
  • FREE
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Cost $8 pp / night. Payable at site (no change available), or at Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
  • Facilities: Day use shelter, long drop toilets
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • No open fires permitted!
KLONDYKE SHELTER

Non-powered Overnight Sites (outside of Arthur's Pass Village)

HAWDON SHELTER

  • Located 27 km east from VISITOR CENTRE. Turn off onto Mt White Road and follow signs.
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Cost $8 pp / night. Payable at site (no change available), or at Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
  • Facilities: Long drop toilet, day-use shelter.
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • No open fires permitted! There is a fireplace in the shelter that may be used.
Hawdon Shelter

ANDREWS SHELTER

  • Located 29 km east from VISITOR CENTRE. Turn off onto Mt White Road and follow signs.
  • FREE
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Facilities: Long drop toilet, day-use shelter.
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • No open fires permitted!
Andrews Shelter

LAKE PEARSON / MOANA RUA

  • Located 33 km east from VISITOR CENTRE on Highway 73.
  • Cost $8 pp / night. Payable at site (no change available), or at Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Facilities: Long drop toilet. Water available from lake but MUST BE boiled.
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • No open fires permitted!
Lake Pearson

CRAIGIEBURN SHELTER
(Mistletoe Campsite)

  • Located 41 km east from VISITOR CENTRE on Highway 73.
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Limited space for Campervans (no powered sites)
  • Cost $8 pp / night. Payable at site (no change available), or at Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.
  • Pets permitted if on a leash. Owners must clean up after their animal.
  • Facilities: Water, toilets, day-use shelter with tables.
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • No open fires permitted!
Craigieburn Shelter

IVEAGH BAY FREEDOM CAMPING SITE

Located 62km to the west of Arthur's Pass, on Lake Brunner. Take the Moana / Lake Brunner Scenic Route from Jacksons on Highway 73.

Restrictions: Fully self contained vehicles only.
Rates: Free.
Facilities: Toilet.
Iveagh Bay Freedom Camping Site

OKUKU FREEDOM CAMPING SITE

Located 60km to the west of Arthur's Pass on Highway 73, adjacent to Okuku Scenic Reserve.

Restrictions: Fully self contained vehicles only.
Rates: Free.
Facilities: Toilet, recycling station.
Okuku Freedom Camping Site

Powered Overnight Sites (outside of Arthur's Pass Village)

JACKSONS RETREAT

Located 30km to the west of Arthur's Pass on Highway 73.

Proprietors - Darren & Toni Inger
Ph/Fax: (03) 738 0474
Rates: Please contact them for current rates.
Website: www.jacksonsretreat.co.nz
Facilities: Tent Sites, Covered Camping, Powered Sites, Non-Powered Sites, Campervan Dump Site, Close to the popular Jackson's Restaurant, Cafe & Bar.
Pets: Permitted but only after prior arrangement at booking!
Jacksons Retreat

KOWHAI PASS RESERVE

Located 82km to the east of Arthur's Pass. Take Hwy 73 to Springfield. Campground is 1km further east outside of town (Domain Road).

Phone:(03)318 4055
Rates: Visit website for current rates. No advance bookings, but plenty of space!
Website: Generic Website
Facilities: Great value, toilets, coin showers ($2 = 4min), groomed lawns, tennis court, kids play area, flat terrain, dump station. But no kitchen block.
Kowhai Pass Reserve

LAKE BRUNNER MOTOR CAMP

Located 65km to the west of Arthur's Pass. Take scenic route to Moana from Jacksons.

Phone:(03)738 0600
Rates: Please contact them for current rates.

Website: www.lakebrunnermotorcamp.co.nz
Facilities: Cabins, Powered Sites, Non-Powered Sites, Free Wifi, Laundry, Kitchen, Guest TV Room, Kids Playground.
Lake Brunner Motor Camp

HOKITIKA HOLIDAY PARK

Located 105km to the west of Arthur's Pass. Take Hwy 73 to Kumara Junction, then Hwy 6 to Hokitika.

Phone:(03)755 8921
Rates: Please contact them for current rates.

Website: www.accommodationwestcoast.co.nz
Facilities: Tentsites, Powered Sites, Non-Powered Sites, Wifi, Laundry, Kitchen, TV Room, Beach Access, Playground.
Hokitika Camping Ground and Holiday Park

GREYMOUTH TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK

Located 105km to the west of Arthur's Pass. Take Hwy 73 to Kumara Junction, then Hwy 6 to Greymouth.

Phone:(03)768 6618
Rates: Please visit their website for current rates.

Website: www.top10.co.nz
Facilities: Powered & unpowered sites, Toilets / Showers, Kitchen, TV lounge, Games Room, Cabins available, BBQ and dump sites for guests, Beach access.
Greymouth Top 10 Holiday Park

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