2020/21 camping season NOW OPEN
The Waimate Lakes Camping season for 2020/21 is officially open on 25 September 2020. A designated set-up day has been allocated for 19 September 2020, with no prior-set-up before 8am.
Waimate Lakes Camping Facebook
In the interest of avoiding any misinformation, speculation or unfounded rumour, the former Waitangi Lakes Camp Facebook page no longer exists. Instead, the official Waimate Lakes Camping page has been launched and will be the go to source for all lakes-related information, directly published from Council.
Click the below link to go to the Waimate Lakes Camping official Facebook page:
If you have information, pictures, videos or other content you wish to share among fellow campers and page users, please feel free to do so. However, please note, the page will be regularly monitored and any content that causes offence, features profanity or is factually incorrect, will be immediately removed. Irresponsible page users will be banned at the discretion of the page administrator.
We wish you all a happy camping season and look forward to welcoming you to our camp grounds in the coming weeks and months ahead.
Waimate Lakes Camping
Camping is a time-honoured tradition for many Kiwi families and Waimate has camping grounds in some of the most spectacular places in New Zealand!
Council provides four camping grounds in the Waitaki Valley and for many families they have been holiday destinations for years, even generations!
- Fisherman’s Bend Reserve
- Briar’s Gully
- Te Akatarawa Reserve
- Waitangi Reserve
- Waitangi East
Along the shorelines of Lakes Aviemore and Waitaki, these camping grounds offer a range of different activities:
- Water Skiing
They are ideal places for getting away from the busyness of everyday lives and great places for relaxation and family fun.
What facilities do they have?
Facilities vary from site to site with toilets, porta-pottie stations, and drinking water. Tent and caravan sites (without power) are also available as well as boat ramps.
Rubbish and recycling
Rubbish and recycling facilities are available at all camping grounds. As well as disposing general household rubbish, you can recycle:
- Glass - green, white, and brown
- Plastic (1-6)
Are they open all year?
The season opens in September and closes in May.
Please note: Tickets to be purchased on arrival and be clearly displayed at all times. EFTPOS is available. All caravans and tents left on site during the season MUST have a season ticket displayed at all times or they will be removed.
Season tickets are available from:
- Kurow Auto Services
- Waimate Whitehorse Motors
- Waimate Information Centre
- Waimate Council Office
- Camp supervisor (on-site)
Parks & Reserves Manager
P. +64 3 689 0000
M. +64 274 392 759