Fodor's Expert Review Kahikatea Flat DOC Campsite

Picton Body Of Water/Waterfall

This delightful campground, hidden in a beech forest clearing beside the Pelorus River, is part of a scenic reserve. The loudest noises are made by the songster bellbirds—or perhaps campers yelping when they jump into the not-always-so-warm river. Campsites come with or without power, plus access to very modern showers and a kitchen and dining area that opens to a riverside deck. There's also a café. Locals love this place so book ahead over midsummer, or plan your trip when it's not so hectic—the scenery is always the same. The river is the site of the famous "Barrel Scene" in the second Hobbit movie.

Body Of Water/Waterfall Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Family

Quick Facts

Pelorus Bridge, State Hwy. 6, Rai Valley
Havelock, Marlborough  7192, New Zealand

03-571–6019

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Rate Includes: NZ$15 per person

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