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DOC Otto/MacDonalds Campsite

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very good camp with clean facilities and heaps of room Camp hosts on site during busy periods flush toilets at one part of camp with long drop toilet at the other all kept nice and clean this is a great place to stay while visiting the area and glaciers

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Headingley
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

For those of you who don't know, the Kea is an Alpine Parrot endemic to New Zealand. I found them in abundance at this pleasant DOC campsite. They jumped on the roof of my car, tried to steal my food, etc all to my amusement at the rather varied and interesting noises they make. People feed them which means they...

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Thank Dave C
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Two open camps side by side with a short 2 minute forest walk joining them. Otto is closer to the toilets which are very clean but we camped at mc Donald's because it was quieter. Handy overnight stop before Franz Josef and a cheap/ budget option at only 6 dollars per person. The DOC people came around to check payments...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This is a standard DOC campsite about fifteen kilometres north of Franz Josef Glacier town. It's actually two campsites very close to each other, a rather lovely grassy spot next to the lake, and a larger gravel a short walk away. I tented one night at the larger one – the facilities aren't as good, but there was more space...

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

There is plenty of room to camp and a lake to take a refreshing morning dip. A group of kea's provided the campsite with some evening entertainment and a clear night ensured we a had a fantastic view of the Milky Way. Only down side (as with all camping) was the large amount of bites from sand flies. I advise...

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Reviewed 3 November 2012 via mobile

One of my favorite DOC sites. Spacious and well apportioned parking spaces. Next to river and also lake at the two different campgrounds within the same premise. Looks clean and has lots of private space.

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Address: 15 km north of Franz Josef. North end of Lake Mapourika., Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
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