​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The traditional and quintessential Kiwi camping holiday experience is still a welcome feature in Central Otago. The climate and lifestyle mean that this region truly is one of the prime camping centres in New Zealand.
Whatever type of camping holiday you enjoy – you will be welcomed in Central Otago. In and around urban areas campers enjoy a wide choice of fully serviced camping grounds. There is also a selection of limited facility camp sites in some smaller locations – for example the St Bathans Domain.


Where can I camp?

Please stay in Holiday Parks, Department of Conservation camping grounds or other designated areas.

​Where can you camp?​Fully self contained?​Non self contained (no toilet, shower or grey water storage)
​Holiday parksYes​​Yes
​DOC campsites​Yes​Yes
​Designated camping sites with a toilet​Yes​Yes
​Designated camping sites without a toilet​Yes​No


​If you are not self-contained please stay at one of our local camping grounds, which are listed in this downloadable camping guide​, along with designated freedom camping spots, Department of Conservation (DoC) camp sites, and locations for dump and transfer stations.


Dump Stations

Click on the linked address for a Google map.






Transfer Stations

If you have rubbish to dispose of please use the Transfer Stations located around the district.

Page reviewed: 11 Jan 2018 2:41pm