Waitaki lakes camping

​​​​​​​​​Council offers six affordable, kiwi-style camping grounds in the beautiful Waitaki Lakes area. The sunny and sheltered camping grounds provide easy access to the lakes, rivers, local townships (Kurow, Otematata, Omarama and Twizel), a golf course, playgrounds, and walking and cycling tracks.

​Download a copy of the Waitaki Lakes Camping Grounds b​rochure here:

 ​Waitaki Lakes Camping brochure 2018.pdf

The 2018/19 Waitaki Lakes camping season opens from Saturday 15 September 2018 until Sunday 5 May 2019

​​​Please refer to our fees and charges page for current prices.

  • Site fees apply to any vehicle, caravan or tent stationed on the camping ground, irrespective of occupancy.
  • Please note that camping at any of these sites without paying the required fee is considered to be trespassing.

To keep our campgrounds safe, tidy and enjoyable for everyone, there are some things we ask you to be mindful of. 

Before you visit our camp gro​unds, please visit our camping guidelines page.

  • Camp site sizes must not exceed 60m2
  • No camping within 10m of lake edge

Season tickets

Season tickets (as above) can be purchased from:

  • Council’s office in Oamaru (cash, Eftpos, cheque, internet banking)
  • Registration booths (cash only)
  • The camp supervisor by calling 027 686 6901 (cash, cheque, Eftpos)

If purchasing a season ticket at the camp ground, please go to the registration booth, complete the details on one of the envelopes, then contact the camp supervisor to arrange payment and to get your season ticket issued. Full season tickets are non-transferable.  Please ensure you display your full season ticket so it can be easily seen.

Casual camping

Fees for casual camping must be paid on arrival. Go to the registration booth and complete the details on one of the envelopes provided. You can either place cash in the envelope, seal it and place it in the red collection box, or contact the camp supervisor to arrange payment by credit card or Eftpos

Casual camping tickets are non-refundable. Please ensure you display your full season ticket so it can be easily seen.

For enquiries regarding lakes camping (including emergencies), see our contact phone numbers .
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Page reviewed: 15 Nov 2018 10:53am