Lake Ianthe Matahi Campsite


3.8 from 7 users


Harihari Hwy, Harihari, South Island

(03) 750 0809


This small Standard-level DOC paid campground offers lake side swimming, camp kitchen shelter, fresh water (boil), picnic tables, jetty, and long drop toilets. It is accessible to pedestrians, cyclists, motorbikes, car campers, camper vans, RVs and camper trailers. Flat grassy areas for tents are lakeside with a gravel area for vehicles (note gravel area is not level and has an obvious slope towards the lake). Big Rigs/larger Caravans may have difficulty turning around of other vehicles present.

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Lat: -43.059748 Lng: 170.634134

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User 246343

Standard/Basic DOC campsite. On the smaller side (10-12 comfortably). Located between the road and lake, so if traffic is a problem for you, this won't be the best spot. Lovely freshwater lake for swimming and fishing. Toilets are standard DOC issue long drop style x2. Clean and maintained. Camp kitchen/cooking shelter is basic but covered and does the job. Mobile reception: Spark and 2Degrees is 1-2 bars 3G, occasionally 1 bar 4G. DOC Campsite Pass can be used here without date restrictions.



Uneven gravel parking lot in front of a pretty lake, toilets clean but very smelly, covered sink area and picnic table. Road is loud if someone drives by but beautiful sky and can hear small creek flowing along the side of site - just us (van) here and one car?



Stayed here one night, not last night but the night before, were the only ones apart from a couple of locals nipping in. Not a huge area at all, beware bigrigs. We're just in a long-wheel base Hiace, I'd say it'd fit about 5 of us, if everyone parked responsibly. Droploos if you need them, decent Skinny phone signal on the jetty and a beautiful sunset. The road, although not busy, was very loud when used and it is quite close. All in all, nice, little, spot! 8-) Find us on Instagram if you're touring @saltyskin


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