Camping at the Waitaki Lakes

The Waimate District Council operates four large camp sites in the Waitaki Valley, which are open for the season from September to May. They are sited along the shores of Lakes Aviemore and Waitaki and are particularly popular for those people who enjoy spending their recreation time in and around water.

The lakes are a beautiful and popular destination for family holidays.

Activities: Swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, picnics, tramping, fishing, or stay at the campsite and catch up on some reading, rest and relaxation.

The camp grounds are located at:

  • Fisherman's Bend Reserve

  • Briar's Gully

  • Te Akatarawa Reserve

  • Waitangi Reserve

  • and Lakeside Areas:

Facilities vary from site to site with toilet facilities and porta-pottie disposal facilities (please note; no dump station facility available), boat ramps, drinking water available, tent and caravan sites available (no power).

Camping Fees:

All fees are GST inclusive

  • Season ticket $350.00

  • Camp site (consisting of 2 adults & dependents under 16 years) $20.00 per night

  • Extra adult $10.00 per night

  • Individual adult camper $10.00 per night

  • Living on moored yachts same fees apply as to campers

Please note tickets to be purchased on arrival and be clearly displayed at all times.

Season tickets available from Kurow Motors, Waimate Whitehorse Motors, Waimate Information Centre, and Waimate District Council.


Parks & Reserves Manager
Waimate District Council
PO Box 122, Waimate

P.  03 689 0000
F.  03 689 8075
M.  0274 392 759