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Now the weather’s warming up, it’s time to get out there and enjoy the season. With blossoms on the trees and bulbs springing up it’s a beautiful time of the year to walk in in your local area and appreciate the little things. It’s a great time to plan your next adventure or set off on one if you’re able to travel regionally. Take your gear with you to enjoy getting out on the water or tick off a few more of the walking and cycle trails in your NZMCA App.

You’ve got over 2,200 different places to stay when you’re exploring our big backyard including our awesome CampSaver campgrounds. If you’re heading to the lower South Island, you’ll find more information below about the CampSaver camps in that region.

Three Chances to WIN a New Season Pack valued at over $2500

Thank you to all members who have supported our CampSaver campgrounds when they’ve been able to travel. A big congratulations to Dave & Nita from Kawerau (#47590), Lorraine & Steve from Te Awanga (#80298) and Roger & Barbara from Dargaville (#87098) who won a Get Active package worth over $1000, simply by staying at one of the camps and leaving their feedback with #CampSaver3. 

There’s one more chance for three lucky members to win a pack of awesome goodies from our partners.

To inspire you to start planning your next adventure, we’re giving three lucky winners a New Season package valued at over $2500. It includes a return trip on the Interislander with your vehicle, $500 Noel Leeming and $500 Torpedo7 gift cards, three month supply of Habitat Pure, and an iPhone 12! 

To be in to win, simply stay at a CampSaver campground by 31 October 21, comment and tag '#campsaver3'. 


Planning an adventure in the lower South Island?

When you want to hook up to power or just need some more creature comforts during your trip down south, stay with one of the eleven Otago or Southland CampSaver campgrounds. If you’re heading there before the end of October 2021, make the most of the winter deal.

You can get a powered site for your vehicle for only $22 for two adults or $15 for one adult. You’ll find them all listed in your NZMCA App. Simply tap the Menu in the top right corner, then tap Filter and select CampSaver. Or click here for the full list of participating CampSaver campgrounds and more information.

Otago Region


Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park (CDS, #8284)

2328 Herbert-Hampden Rd, Waianakarua

On your way south from Oamaru towards Moeraki, just 10 mins to the famous Boulders, come and relax in this friendly country retreat and wake to birdsong. This idyllic location is one that all lovers of nature will receive a warm welcome at. Put yourself in the middle of the best activities with the Herbert Forest next door’s walking & mountain biking tracks, and fishing on the coast or in the Waianakarua River bordering the campsite.

Richard Hay

Moeraki Village Holiday Park (CDS, #8295)

114 Haven St, Moeraki

It’s less than 40 minutes down from Oamaru, situated above the boat harbour in the picturesque village of Moeraki. A great place for fishing, boating and wildlife watching, the holiday park is near the Moeraki Boulders, seal, yellow eyed and blue penguin colonies. Head only 5 mins away to Fleur’s Place a top-class restaurant that can’t be missed and Moeraki Tavern or check out the nearby Café & gift shop.

Linda Darnill

Waikouaiti Beach Camping Ground (CDS, #8331)

186 Beach St, Waikouaiti

Historic Waikouaiti (1st European settlement in Southern NZ) has one of the most pristine swimming beaches in the country and inevitably offers activities such as fishing, boating, surfing and kayaking. With an expansive 38 hectares of land, the camp offers a quietness that goes with the size. Walk to the village with its general store and famed fish and chips.

Makarora Country Café (CWO, #8455)

5507 Makarora-Lake Hawea Road/SH 6, Wanaka

It’s that perfect stop between the South Islands West Coast and Central Otago. A great location to enjoy the peace and quiet for a night or two, with 8 Powered Sites and additional P.O.P. off site. This small compact camping ground has all facilities available, with a Café only open during the day.

"Perfect spot ideally located before heading on to West Coast and enjoying the views / walks through the Haast Pass. Site in lovely surrounds and handy to have the adjacent cafe. " - the NZMCA app

Crow’s Nest (CWO, #8745)

3365 Ida Valley-Omakau Rd, Oturehua

Established 20 years ago, the Crow’s Nest is surrounded by an abundance of history. In an area founded in the goldrush days, visit the Golden Progress Mine or Hayes Engineering Works.

See NZ’s oldest operating General Store and have a pint in the old Oturehua Tavern. Enjoy activities such as curling, ice-skating, night sky viewing tramping, golfing and mountain biking. Located less than 300m to the Otago rail trail at the Oturehua access point.

Southland Region

Joy Howe

Kaitangata Motor Camp (CDS, #8954)

5 Clyde Tce, Kaitangata

Located on the beautiful Clutha River, this camp is one NZ’s hidden gems - a perfect spot for adventurers, keen fisherman or families. Take the boat out to find seasonal salmon, for a swim, or to enjoy various water sports. Proud owners Jonni & Blair are excited to invite you to their special part of the country. Kaitangata has a rich mining history, stunning scenic walks and plenty of opportunity for mountain biking.

Lyndon Hookham

Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park (CDS, #9078)

129 Te Anau-Milford Highway, Te Anau

A mere four minutes away from Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, the site offers spectacular views of the mountains as well as being right beside the the Upukeroa river for recreation & fishing. Make it your starting point for tracks, Milford & Doubtful Sound, and Glowworm Caves. Most tour buses pick up from the campground.


Getaway Te Anau (CDS, #9093)

128 Te Anau Tce, Te Anau

As one of the highest-rated holiday parks in New Zealand, this hidden gem is tucked away in Te Anau, surrounded by native birds and across the road from the lake. Sip wine from fresh-water hot tubs overlooking the lake or release stress in our barrel saunas. Getaway Te Anau truly is a getaway through-and-through. For the kids there’s a jumping pillow, go karts for hire, outdoor chess, a playground, and games room.

Paul Evans

Tui Base Camp (CDS, #9161)

73 Main St, Tuatapere, Southland

Tui Base Camp is a fine complex located in central Tuatapere, on the Southern Scenic Route. It’s the closest accommodation to the Hump Ridge Track – a 43km circuit. On site is a spa, sauna, restaurant, bar and a cafe serving a variety of local food and drink (including their ‘World Famous’ Tuatapere Sausages). Located on the landscaped grounds is a mini golf park & playground.


Colac Bay Tavern (CDS, #9250)

15 Colac Bay Rd, Colac Bay

As you partake in your round trip of the South Island, from Clifden, travel down SH99 along the coast. Only 50 km from Invercargill, take a break and stop off at one of our southernmost CampSaver campgrounds – Colac Bay Tavern. With the best blue cod in the west, the massive burgers and wood-fired pizzas – the Tavern, equipped with mini golf & a swimming pool is not to be missed!



Wyndham Camping Ground (CDS, #9408)

135 Cardigan Rd, Wyndham

Head east of Invercargill and south of Gore to find Wyndham Camping Ground situated on the doorstep of the Caitlins. Boasting a range of facilities and sport & recreation options, stay and make use of the tennis courts, 9-hole golf course and bowling green. Experience world famous trout fishing in the Mimihau Stream and Mataura Rivers or do a walking track in the Kamahi or Seaward Downs Scenic Reserves.


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