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Hokitika Wildfoods Festival: Where to campervan

Accommodation can be a challenge when attending the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, but if you’re in a campervan or have a tent handy, there are several spots around the Cool Little Town for you to set up camp and enjoy the festivities.


Feb. 11, 2020


Accommodation can be a challenge when attending the festival, but if you’re in a campervan or have a tent handy, there are several spots around the Cool Little Town for you to set up camp, and enjoy the festivities.

Hokitika Kiwi Holiday Park

This holiday park is smack bang in the town, just a 12-minute walk away from Cass Square where Wildfoods is held.

The kids will love this spot with its play area and parents will love the brand spanking new facilities available on site.

There’s plenty of space for campervans and tents alike.

Westland High School

You read that right, the high school is in central Hokitika and they are opening their rugby field where campervans can stay during the festival as part of a fundraiser. Cass Square (where Wildfoods is held) is literally a five-minute walk away.

Sunset Point

The Hokitika Fire Brigade is opening a campsite in this part of the town as part of a fundraising initiative. About a three-minute walk into the town centre.

Hokitika Holiday Park

Located just a 5-minute drive north of Hokitika, this is a great spot to be if you want to take in the festival vibes, but also get a bit of peace and quiet at the end of the day.

Hokitika Holiday Park is family owned and boasts a pirate ship for the kids.

Links View Holiday Park

Located 3-minutes south of Hokitika alongside State Highway 6, this holiday park is a boutique offering that provides free transport to the Wildfoods Festival, as well as free trips at night from the holiday park to the glow worm dell in Hokitika.

Lake Mahinapua campsite

Wake up to some sublime views at Lake Mahinapua campsite

This spot is campervan access, with a communal block for cooking, showering and to use the toilet. This is about 15-minutes south of Hokitika along State Highway 6.

Goldsborough campsite

A gem of a campsite tucked away on Stafford Road just north of Arahura township. Originally the site of an old gold mining town, adults can now camp there for just $8 a night.

Hans Bay - Lake Kaniere campsite

Another stunning lake in the Hokitika area, the campsite at Lake Kaniere boasts lovely views over the lakeside.

Located 19km southeast of Hokitika, Lake Kaniere is great spot for fishing, boating and swimming. Flushable toilets are available at the campsite.

Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Just 22 minutes drive south from Hokitika in the historic gold mining town of Ross is a pretty unique holiday park

Stay in upcycled shipping container pods, take advantage of their pretty neat communal area, or simply set up camp/campervan and enjoy the sunset views from this beachside accommodation.

Photo credit: Header photo by Juergen Schacke