Information about Campgrounds and Contact Details

There are two campgrounds in Selwyn District, plus numerous reserves on which camping is permitted.

Our Two Campgrounds under the Covid-19 Protection Framework:

Rakaia-Huts-Camping-groundRakaia Huts is open at Orange

Rakaia Huts  is open . Campers are requested to scan in on arrival, wipe down shared surfaces and observe appropriate social distance during your stay.

Location: Pacific Drive, Rakaia Huts
Contact: Sharon Graham, C/- Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643

Phone:  0276 611 562  E-mail: rakaiahutscampground@selwyn.govt.nz

Dump station available for camp users only


Glentunnel CampgroundGlentunnel Holiday Park is open at Orange

Glentunnel Holiday Park  is open . Campers are requested to scan in on arrival, wipe down shared surfaces and observe appropriate social distance during your stay.

Location: Homebush Road, Glentunnel
Contact: Nathan and Cheryl Langridge 03 318-2868

Selwyn District Council leases this campground to a private operator, Holiday Parks Association of NZ

Dump station available for camp users only

Other Reserves Available for Camping

In our camping reserves we encourage responsible freedom camping and support the Tiaki Promise to care for our land.

There are seven public dump stations in Selwyn where both toilet waste and wastewater can be disposed.

Chamberlain's Ford is closed for overnight camping until 21st October 2022

Please scan the QR code on arrival, wipe down shared surfaces and observe appropriate social distancing during your stay.

Location: Leeston Road
Contact: Selwyn District Council
Key Activities: Picnics, casual recreation, camping. Electric BBQ
Open all year  for recreational use
Charge:
No fee, koha/donations appreciated for facility upkeep.
Booking: Not required, spaces are limited and are available on a "first-in, first-served" basis. Not suitable for large vehicles. Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are available. Non-potable water is available.

Chamberlain's Ford reserve is a dog exercise area. Registered dogs are welcome off-lead within the reserve and must be kept under control at all times.

Selwyn River water quality varies. For current swimming/recreation status refer to Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website. Reserve users are always advised to be aware of the possibility of FLOODING if there is significant rainfall in the foothills.

Coe's Ford is closed for overnight camping until 21st October 2022

Please scan the QR code on arrival, wipe down shared surfaces and observe appropriate social distancing during your stay.

Location: The Lake Road/Pannetts Road
Contact: Selwyn District Council
Key Activities: Picnics, casual recreation. camping.
Open all year  for recreational use

Charge: No fee, koha/donations appreciated for facility upkeep.
Booking: Not required, spaces are available on a "first-in, first-served" basis. Area 2 suitable for large  vehicles. Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are available. Non-potable water is available.

Coe's Ford reserve is a dog exercise area. Registered dogs are welcome off-lead within the reserve and must be kept under control at all times.

Selwyn River water quality varies. For current swimming/recreation status refer to Land Air Water Aotearoa LAWA website.     Reserve users are always advised to be aware of the possibility of FLOODING if there is significant rainfall in the foothills.
Map of the Coes Ford area

Lakeside Domain is closed for overnight camping until 21st October 2022

Please scan the QR code on arrival, wipe down shared surfaces and observe appropriate social distancing during your stay.

Location: Timberyard Road, Lakeside
Contact: Selwyn District Council
Key Activities: Fishing, picnics, casual recreation, camping, bird watching, water skiing, boating, kayaking.
Open all year for recreational use unless ground conditions deteriorate. 
Charge: No fee, koha/donations appreciated for facility upkeep.
Booking: Not required, spaces are available on a "first-in, first-served" basis. Suitable for large  vehicles. Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are available. Outdoor shower (cold water only). Non-potable water is available.

Registered dogs are welcome within the domain and must be kept under control at all times.

Whitecliffs Domain is closed for overnight camping until 21st October 2022

Please scan the QR code on arrival, wipe down shared surfaces and observe appropriate social distancing during your stay.

Location: Hartleys Road, Whitecliffs
Contact: Selwyn District Council
Key Activities: Picnics, casual recreation, camping.
Open all year for recreational use. Camping is permitted for summer season only. Vehicle access to the reserve is prohibited during winter.  Foot access is available and the reserve is open for recreation. 
Charge: No fee, koha/donations appreciated for facility upkeep.
Booking: Not required, spaces are limited and are available on a "first-in, first-served" basis. Not suitable for large vehicles. Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are available. Non Potable water is available.

Whitecliffs domain is a dog exercise area. Registered dogs are welcome off-lead within the domain and must be kept under control at all times.

Selwyn River water quality varies. For current swimming/recreation status refer to Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website.


For other camping areas see Selwyn From the Land .

Visiting New Zealand

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