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12 Mile Delta Campground
Reviewed 7 August 2013

It is tough to find a freedom camping spot anywhere close to Queenstown, and the prices within the city and extraordinarily high. This camp site, is easily the best kept secret, as being under 15 minutes outside of town, you are at the foot of the lake with the majestic Alps towering over head. At a meagre 6 bucks per person, it is amazing that this place isnt full of people.
The toilet facilities are surprisingly new and excellent.

Definitely the place to camp while in Qtown

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Suzan S, Manager at 12 Mile Delta Campground, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Thanks for staying guys! Lovely review :) Happy travels

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Hats off to DOC for providing yet another well maintained freedom camping site in a spectacular setting.
A two minute walk and you're on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by mountains, with beautiful tasting drinking water on tap and near new toilet facilities (they even have nifty little solar powered lights inside for night time excursions). There's an abundance of decent sites for campervans and a separate camping area. The fees are very reasonable ($6/adult, $3/child) and the onsite manager provides a real sense of security. Amazes me you can park up so close to Queenstown for so little.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

It was pretty frustrating driving along the road to/from Glenorchy and trying to find a freedom camping site as every single pull-in had a sign telling you not to. It was great to find this place as it was only $6 per person and was based in a stunning location just a 5min drive off the main road.
The sites only facilities are toilets dotted around the place.
There is another similar DOC campsite just a bit further up the road in case this site is full as I imagine it may be during peak season.
The campground is based only 10km from Queenstown so its perfect after a day in Glenorchy.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 12 Mile Delta Campground

Address: 975 Glenorchy-Queenstown Road | Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #52 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: £2 - £3 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
12 Mile Delta Camping Ground is a great spot for campers in tents and camper vans. The camp sites are plentiful and spacious and all are non powered.The facilities include clean toilets and running water.Your friendly Hosts Stuart and Ilona can help you find just the sort of site you like whether it is private and tucked away in the native bush or on a spacious site with view of the Remarkables ... more   less 

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