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DOC Otto/MacDonalds Campsite

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15 km north of Franz Josef. North end of Lake Mapourika., Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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15 km north of Franz Josef. North end of Lake Mapourika., Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand See on map
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Situated next to a river, calm place; we have been there on a very rainy day and night; so there were very few people there; seems to be a lovely place if the weather is nice; cheap and clean place we really recommendMore

Thank Luciernagita
Response from Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at DOC Otto/MacDonalds CampsiteResponded 21 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. We are glad you enjoyed your stay regardless of the weather. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

Typical DOC scenic campsite with large camping area for tents and also for carpark and camper vans. Running water, and flushing toilets. The walk by the lake is serene and refreshing. Fishing and swimming is allowed in the lake. Great sunset views. Though tends to...More

Thank Satyabrata
Response from Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at DOC Otto/MacDonalds CampsiteResponded 21 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. For others reading, please note you do need a fishing licence (obtained through Fish and Game NZ) to fish on the...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We arrived at Otto campsite in the dark. I'd read the reviews so we chose Otto rather than MacDonald, but was not prepared to find that Otto was really just a carpark more than a campsite with vans parked close either side. Flushing toilets and...More

Thank salcab2017
Response from Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at DOC Otto/MacDonalds CampsiteResponded 21 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. Hopefully you found the big grassy area to pitch your tent on for camping and didn't have to pitch it in...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Well maintained campsite. We arrived around 3.30pm and were one of the first to arrive for the evening, so had plenty of choice as to where to park, so we chose to park in the area further away from the road, which is closer to...More

Thank Victoria P
Response from Franz Josef V, Front Office Manager at DOC Otto/MacDonalds CampsiteResponded 21 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback received, it is imperative we find out what we could look at improving. Hopefully you managed to hide from the sand-flies and not get too badly bitten, they can be terrible little things at...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Be prepared for sandflies if you stay here. Not many spots and quite busy. We got an ok campsite but the road noise and lights are a bit disturbing. Better toilets on the Otto side, but only a couple of minutes walk between the two....More

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Bookings cannot be made, spaces are on a first come first served basis. You need to filled out slip, place money with slip into the register box. Our ranger will come and check payments later in the evening or early More in the morning. Getting there SH6, 15 km north of Franz Josef/Waiau at the northern end of Lake Mapourika. Short driveway off SH6. Gravel access. Fees •Adult (18+ years): $13 per night •Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night •Infant (0 - 4 years): free Less
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New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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"get there as early as possible to secure a good site"
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19 May 2017
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