Trotters Gorge Campsite

Trotters Gorge Campsite

Moeraki

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12 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

4 Palmerston

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Trotters Gorge Camping Ground

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Close to Moeraki, turn off at Horse Range Road and follow for about 4.5km to Trotters Gorge. The campsite is surrounded by mature native forest, as a result it is quite dark and the ground can be quite soft. There are some good walks to do from here through the Herbert Forest and a very clear stream flowing next to the campsite. There are a couple of fords to cross to get into the campsite, so drive in carefully.

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South IslandCoastal OtagoPalmerston

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  • Basic Camping

Reviews

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Rebecka

Ranking: 10/10

I loved this place! Swam in the creek and the place is nestled with bush and just three other campers there. We took a walk to the gorge creek route that is signed and it was beautiful!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Brendan Trotter

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Sign said we couldn’t camp. I think there had been rain a few days before that may have flooded the road a bit.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Helena Wong

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Modest area that is grassy, secluded, and a very short drive from boulders. Just had long drops, but they were clean. Wasn't too busy when I was there, only 4 other cars. Zero sandflies, had a great time reading with the car open to the air.

May have difficulty accessing area during heavy rain. Light rain otherwise seemed fine.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Frankie B

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot, easy to get to and peaceful with lots of birdsong. I can image it filling up over holidays times but I went midweek in dry weather and it was great! Would avoid in wet weather if you're tenting.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Juliane

Ranking: 8/10

Nice idyllic place. Way to the campsite was ok with our big camper. Trotters gorge walk really good and with beautiful outlook!
Unfortunately no dustbins.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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CMG

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Small camp, but pretty and quiet with a creekside walking track at one end. Drop toilet and a couple of picnic tables. Closed during heavy rain due to flooding.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Sander Schouwenaar

Ranking: 7/10

Nice quiet place in the forest with wet grounds. Not accessible after heavy rain. Only facilities are clean long drops.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Nancy Blindell

Ranking: 8/10

Peaceful campground, resident chickens add character! Good but basic toilet. Some beautiful walks nearby. We came in with a big camper and were a little deterred by the description but no fording required and roads in fine condition. $6 each DOC honesty box. Beats camping beside the highway!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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