Queenstown, South Island

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12 Mile Delta campsite Queenstown

12 Mile Delta campsite Queenstown - family lakeside camping and campervans

12 Mile Delta campsite Queenstown

12 Mile Delta campsite Queenstown

12 Mile Delta Campground, Queenstown

Only 10 minutes from Queenstown you can camp with nature on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy getting back to the basics where these campsites will provide you a tranquil and mesmerising getaway in a location that is second to none. Campsites here are plentiful and spacious and you can choose to be tucked away in native bush or positioned on a site with views of the Remarkables and surrounding mountains and be only a stones throw from the lakefront. Kids will love the essence of getting back to grass roots whilst parents will sit back and know that this is a special place where fond family memories are made. There is a variety of biking and walking tracks from the 12 Mile Delta area as well as river and lake fishing. A boat ramp is on offer at the bottom of the campground which will set the stage for hours of waterskiing, swimming, fishing, access to remote beaches or to just relax on the water. The location alone is a great base from which to explore Queenstown – the 'adventure capital' – and its surrounds anytime of the year.


Only 10 minutes drive time from Queenstown town centre. 


The camp sites all are non-powered.  Facilities include clean toilets and running water.


All sites are $15 per adult and $7.50 per child aged 5-17 years.
Dogs are $2 (conditions apply).  No cats.

Moke Lake DOC Camp

Under the same management as 12 Mile Delta Campground Queenstown and Lake Outlet Holiday Park Wanaka and located only 12kms from Queenstown is an alpine lake setting where Moke Lake DOC Camp offers an unrivalled natural camping experience.

Facilities include toilets, cooking shelter and running water.  All sites are non-powered.

There is fabulous walking, mountain biking and horse trekking that all leave from the camp. Moke Lake is also a favourite trout fishing spot for enthusiasts in the know.  Adjoining Moke Lake is Lake Kilpatrick which also offers great fishing.

Bookings are not required and camp fees are collected by a camp ranger.

All sites are $15 per adult and $7.50 per child aged 5-17 years.  Strictly no dogs or other pets.


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Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.