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CAMPING

Please Note: "Freedom Camping" is not permitted about the streets of Arthur's Pass Village, campers must use the Avalanche Creek Shelter area if intending to camp within the Village!

KEA AND YOU...

Our Alpine Parrot, the Kea, is likely to keep you company at any of the National Park campsites. If you need your beauty sleep, and don't want your tent or campervan dismantled, DO NOT FEED THE KEA. This includes keeping rubbish, food bags etc well secured.

Kea are beautiful, extremely intelligent and endangered native birds (less than 5000 left), it is an offence to harm them! They are unafraid of just about everything. They will walk right up to you, but they will not attack you, they are just very curious. If you have pets in the Village please keep them under control (most campsites are on conservation land where endangered native animals roam and pets are not permitted).

DO NOT PUT UP YOUR TENT UNTIL YOU ARE ABLE TO GUARD IT FROM KEA ATTACK! The Kea will put holes in your tent! It would be extremely wise to take down & stow your tent if it is being left unattended for any length of time. Kea are also very active at night!

All our alpine campsites are visited by Kea; the only exception is the Lake Pearson campground, 33km east of Arthur's Pass.

Kea

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, or Visitor Centre opposite.
  • Facilities: Water, toilets, day-use shelter with tables, rubbish disposal.
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • No open fires permitted!
  • Warning: Do not leave your tent unattended as the Kea will dismantle it for you! Many tents have been attacked in the 2015/16 season!
Avalanche Creek Public Shelter

GREYNEYS SHELTER

Greyneys Shelter campsite will be closed from 20th February 2017 to 7th March 2017 whilst redevelopment work takes place in conjunction with the highway realignment.

  • Located 5 km east from VISITOR CENTRE on Highway 73.
  • FREE
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Facilities: Day use shelter, long drop toilet
  • Limited camping space!
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • Fires in shelter fireplace only!
  • Note: this site is heavily affected by the major road-works taking place around it!
Greyneys Shelter

KLONDYKE SHELTER

  • Located 8 km east from VISITOR CENTRE on Highway 73.
  • FREE
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Facilities: Day use shelter, long drop toilets
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • No open fires permitted!
  • Warning: Do not leave your tent unattended as the Kea will dismantle it for you! Many tents have been attacked in the 2015/16 season!
KLONDYKE SHELTER

KELLYS CREEK

  • Located 20 km west from VISITOR CENTRE on Highway 73.
  • FREE
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Facilities: Long drop toilet.
  • No pets permitted under any circumstances.
  • Take your rubbish with you!
  • Note: Roadside shelter was removed in December 2007!
Kellys Creek

HAWDON SHELTER

  • Located 27 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! 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.
  • FREE
  • NO Advance Bookings - first in, first served!
  • Campervans permitted (no powered sites)
  • Facilities: Long drop toilet
  • 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).
  • 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! There is a fireplace in the shelter that may be used.
Craigieburn Shelter

JACKSONS RETREAT ALPINE HOLIDAY PARK

  • 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

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