Lake Pukaki - Hayman Road 4

Day Use Area

4.2 from 4 users.


Hayman Road, Mackenzie District, South Island.

0800 6858 514


Freedom camping permitted in certified self contained vehicles only. Camping in tents and non-self contained vehicles is NOT permitted. All independent overnight/freedom campers must behave in an acceptable manner while camping in the Mackenzie Region. This includes: Not camping on private land Leaving your camp site(s) in a clean and tidy state Disposing of all toilet and waste water at a Council approved dump station (located in Fairlie, Lake Tekapo and Twizel) Disposing of all other refuse in approved bags and at approved locations Following safe fire practices at all times, including adhering to fire bans Keeping dogs under control at all times

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Lat: -44.11117 Lng: 170.204083

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Apparently the land between the road and the shore of the lake is all government land. Got advised by a MacKenzie Camping Ambassador that the spots further north along the shore might be nicer. But only as long as they don't enforce the no camping regulations which are in place for the lake as of 2024. They will enforce them though as soon as the signs are up. Then only The Pines Campground at the lake will remain for camping (Check councils homepage for other spots). So far they are only being lenient and they won't kick you out if you're SC and only there for one night.


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We got kicked out by a (very polite) district person. Turns out any land after the power station (where the gravel road starts) is private therefore camping forbidden. Shame as it is indeed awesome. You can spend the day there though, and drive back towards the allowed area for the night.



Awesome place to see stars ! There is no toilets, no BQB but don't care ! If you have questions, you can find us on Instagram : @Les2petitsglobetrotteurs ! See you :)


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