Best camping spots will be snatched up

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Best camping spots will be snatched up

  • Date Thursday 9 August 2018, 9:13 AM

The opening of the Waitaki Lakes camping season is expected to be no different from previous years with campers vying for the best spots along the shores of Lakes Aviemore and Waitaki.

The Council-owned camping grounds are popular destinations for locals and visitors alike, offering plenty of water-based activities and affordable holiday options.

Mayor Craig Rowley says Council owns four camping grounds – Fisherman’s Bend Reserve, Briar’s Gully, Te Akatarawa Reserve and Waitangi Reserve – and are ideal places for a range of recreational activities.

Mayor Rowley says, “There is plenty for people to do including swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing and with incredibly affordable rates, families can get away, and spend time with each other.”

A season pass (September to May) is $340. Extra adults is $10 each per night, a camp site for two adults and dependants under 16 is $20 per night and individual adult campers is $10 per night.

The camping grounds have basic facilities including toilets, porta-pottie stations and non-powered tent and caravan sites and also have boat ramps. Season tickets must be displayed at all times and are available for purchase from the Council office in Queen Street, Kurow Auto Services, Waimate Whitehorse Motors and Waimate Information Centre.

“Many families have been camping in these iconic spots for years, some for generations. The beauty of the lakes is second-to-none with spectacular scenery and a wealth of outdoor pursuits on offer.”

For more information about the Waitaki Lakes camping grounds click here.