Rakaia Gorge Campground
Summer camping season is over
The camp reduces to the winter camping area only. Public toilets are available but no showers or kitchen. The full camp reopens October 2023
Winter Campsite rate: $10pp payment is by honesty box.
Children under 10 free.
No powered sites
No hot showers.
Dogs welcome. Must be on leads at all times.
6686 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road. Situated on the South Terrace of the Upper Rakaia River, the camp is accessed off the Inland Scenic Route immediately south of the Rakaia "high bridge".
Rakaia Gorge Camp
It's a great spot, formed in 1997 essentially as a fishing and jet boater's camping ground to provide safe, comfortable camping facilities for members and the public. The camp has a beautiful view of the river. The grounds and facilities are immaculate, and it's a great spot to disconnect, enjoy the ever-changing river and magnificent night sky.
Our visitors usually get the best views looking directly over the bright blue water of the gorge.
What you can do nearby?
Just a short stroll up the road to the lookout or take the river walk straight across from the camp that meanders along the river then up to the lookout.