Otto/MacDonalds Campsite & Park

15 mins north by car from Franz Josef, a beaut spot! Easily accessible. Boat, fish for trout or swim in Lake Mapourika.


Freedom Camping Prohibited as from 13 December 2021

MacDonalds creek Freedom Camping Prohibited notice.pdf

Access: Car, campervan and caravan.


You need to book ahead. Campsite Pass bookings must be completed before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, campground staff (if present) may be able to make the booking for you if space is available. There is a $10 charge for this service. To avoid any disappointment book well in advance.

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Bookings are required all year.

Book Otto/MacDonalds Campsite online.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.

Facilities:  Boat ramp, flushing toilets, tap water, wheelchair access with assistance. 20 non-powered tent sites. No dogs are allowed.

Activities: Boating, fishing, swimming.

Getting there

SH6, 15 km north of Franz Josef/Waiau at the northern end of Lake Mapourika. Short driveway off SH6. Gravel access.


Franz Josef Hwy, Waiho 7886, New Zealand
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