Waitohi Bush


5 from 9 users


Galbraith Road, Waitohi, Temuka, South Island



This campsite provides the most stunning panoramic views of the Timaru District. With several walking tracks through the native bush, Waitohi is the perfect retreat for those who love the outdoors. Waitohi Bush is surrounded by a pine plantation but the bush in the reserve includes mahoe, lemonwood, myrtle, black matipo, red matipo, marble leaf, narrow leaved lacebark, cabbage trees, kowhai, kanuka, five finger broadleaf, lancewood, wineberry, and fuchsia. The rare native climbing daisy grows here. along with Pohuehue and Parsonsia creepers which are abundant in places. There are some kahikatea, matai and totara trees. Bird life includes bellbirds (korimako), fantails (piwakawaka), silver eyes, grey warblers, tomtits and the shining cuckoo. Features Wonderful views over South Canterbury from the top of the hill Abundant bird life Native forest Picnic area with water and BBQ New Toilet installed November 2018 Drinking water Please camp responsibly: Always use a toilet Please dont litter Please dispose of toilet waste sensibly Respect your fellow campers Be prepared - Weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly so make sure you check the forecast for any warnings and always carry appropriate provisions.

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Lat: -44.178688 Lng: 171.117238

User Reviews



Perfect 360° view. Calm place, good gravel road. Don't forget to bring a beer or wine.



Stunning spot. Some of the best birdsong I have heard on the trip at sunset and sunrise. Amazing views over the countryside. Peaceful and quiet. I wish I could have stayed longer. Would be a good place to chill with a book and a glass of wine (or two lololol). Peace! Chunk.


User 240547

Awesome view! Toilet is okay! Very good phone reception! And nice trails! Very quiet!


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