Grey River Campsite

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1723139/5"E Island Road, Kaiapoi, Canterbury 7630, New Zealand
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  • tbf nz
    02 Nov 2018
    ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
    Overall a great campsite, with a functioning long drop. The river/ford is only a hundred metres or so away. Because of the location, sunshine didn't land on the tent until about 0815 (which was great - nice to wake without baking!). You're close to the entrances to three tracks. While I was there there were a few pigs and deer in the area and, as you'd expect, loads of birds - especially the curious fantail.

    This is a basic campsite where you make your home in your chosen area, so don't expect sectioned tent sites or anything fancy, other than the long drop of course :) Unfortunately some campsite visitors don't apply the 'leave only footprints' philosophy, so there were quite a few items of rubbish around the campsite area - empty beer and spirit bottles, a discarded tent rolled up and 'hidden' by the river, and the inevitable bits of toilet paper and sanitary pads all around the site (but nowhere near the long drop). A sad testament to (some of) the modern day visitors (tourists and Kiwis alike).

    There is no mobile signal at the campsite, but you will find it on the Mt Grey track (depending on your provider I guess - I have a 'Skinny' SIM).

    If you have a bee or wasp allergy be aware that (as at Jan 2018) there are a lot of both in the area. There were also a number of planes (light & commercial) on most days.

    Still, this campsite and varied surrounding tracks are definitely worth a visit if you have the opportunity. Whether it's a day trip, an overnight or even longer it's a great spot - just make sure you have water, your insect repellent and sunscreen!
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