Location / Nearby Goldsborough Campsite
Historical secluded DOC campground with plenty of native flora and fauna on the doorstep
If you think you've missed it-keep going! This site is quite a drive from the main highway but well worth it. It's beautifully secluded with plenty of pitches, well serviced modern toilet and washing block. We had a s/c campervan but did use the toilet facilities which were clean and well kept. Payment is via an envelope DOC system and price per night was very cheap and excellent value for money. Saw pukekos running along the trackside on the approach in and cheeky wekas were straight in there investigating the camper as we arrived. These flightless birds are very friendly and bold - lots of photo opportunities! Great place with information boards about the gold mining history around which the campground is located, free gold panning equipment to try your luck nearby - just return when finished with. We weren't able to visit the Glowworm dell nearby but this is another attraction near to the site to take in. …
One of the Best DOC's!
This was definitely one of the best DOC campgrounds we stayed at during our multi-month trip around New Zealand! There were lots of nice, soft, green spaces. As it is a little out of the way, it wasn't very busy. When we visited, there were brand-new-looking facilities.
This campsite is a little far off the main highway but worth the drive.Limited space but new and clean toilets and sinks,shelter with information boards about the goldrush times and even a pan to try goldpanning in the nearby river(free to use for campers,just put it back when finished:)).Two rather steep tracks to walk.Done those after a rainy period and it got really slippery but seeing the old goldmining area was nice.Did not find any gold though ;) payment via honesty box