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DOC Otto/MacDonalds Campsite

15 km north of Franz Josef. North end of Lake Mapourika., Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 recommend

Thank Luciernagita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
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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