Kowhai Point Campsite


3.5 from 4 users


This paid campground offers toilets and swimming. Dogs are not permitted. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans, and cycle touring. Camping in tents is allowed. Water is available from clearings leading to the Wairau River. Mobile phone reception is limited, more bars can be found on the very edges of river bank.

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Lat: -41.712001 Lng: 173.113073

User Reviews


User 246343

Really lovely spot, which is well maintained for a basic DOC site. Trees and shrubs protect you from sun and wind. Toilets were clean (as much as you get with long drop), and then plenty of space for tents and vehicles to camp or spend the day by the river. Mobile phone coverage very low on 2Deg. 1 bar (sometimes 2) on riverbank.



Went to a DnB festival here. It was loose as


User 239786

Just 2 drop toilets, no water or other amenities. Full of sandflies and very noisy road. But worst is that it's not safe. Seems like some dodgy people stay there sometimes. After our second night at the campsite our whole tent got stolen after leaving it alone for 3 hours. We left around 8am in the morning and 11am it was gone. Even called DOC to make sure that ranger didn't take it accidentally but they confirmed that someone must have stolen it. I highly recommend to avoid this spot or at least take good care of your belongings.


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