Courthouse Flat campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Wide grassy camping in the Wangapeka Valley. A common access point onto Mount Owen via Granity Pass Hut. A number of short walks explore the gold mining history of the area.

The campsite is on the location of the former gold town of Gladstone. The remnants of the courthouse chimney are still visible.

The area is very popular with sandflies, but not so many people camp here. Facilities include picnic tables, information panels, a toilet, and a short view point walk. A local telephone is located at Prices Flat near Rolling Junction.

The road in is long, single lane, and dirt, but suitable for regular cars. There are several small fords, plus one large ford. The Dart Ford can rise and become impassible in wet weather.


Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
DOC
Category
Basic Campsite
Spaces
25 spaces
25
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Water: Natural source
A path leads down to Granity Creek for water.
Getting there
Getting there
Road access
From Tapawera, take Tadmor Valley Road, turning onto Tadmor Bushend Road at Tadmor. Turn left onto Wangapeka River Road at Matariki, and follow to the road end.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
350m
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ23
Map
ID 14547

About this campsite

Added 1 January 2015 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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