Outbound Collective logo

The Best Camping in Otira

Looking for the best camping in Otira? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Otira. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Otira

  • Otira, New Zealand

    Stay at Carroll Hut

    1.6 mi / 2296.6 ft gain
    This hike begins at a hidden parking lot just North/East of Kelly's Creek, about 2km north of Otira, drive carefully through to the car park and trailhead, a gravel lot with a latrine, near the creek.   Once ready, begin the hike, to the west.  In the first 5 minutes you'll cross a small tributar...
    Read more
  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Backpack to Lake Mavis

    16.8 mi / 3937 ft gain
    DAY 1Greyneys Shelter (SH73) – Goat Pass - 5h / 9km (5.6mi) / +400m (1300ft) The route starts here, near Greyneys Shelter on SH73, 5 km (3.1mi) south of Arthur’s Pass Village. You will need to cross Bealey River after it meets the Mingha River, but don't try to cross the river if the Bealey Rive...
    Read more
  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Hike the Temple Basin Ski Field

    4.0
    4.3 mi / 3300 ft gain
    Arthur's Pass National Park is an extraordinary area of New Zealand's South Island, nearly untouched, with accessible trails into the mountain pass, which is part of New Zealand's "Southern Alps". This trail leads into the free ski camp, a basin that allows for good speed and access. The hike gai...
    Read more
  • Bealey, New Zealand

    Hike Arthur's Pass' Bealey Spur

    4.5
    7.5 mi / 1720 ft gain
    This moderately difficult climb affords amazing views of the Waimakariri River Valley as well as Bruce Stream. It is not an incredibly difficult hike, although in winter and early spring there will be snow and ice on the ground, making it more challenging. There are few vertical cliff faces, and ...
    Read more
  • Kokatahi, New Zealand

    Hike to the Mt. Brown Hut and Mt. Brown Summit

    5 mi / 3937 ft gain
    This trail is unique in that it is community run, solely by volunteers.  The track starts at a signposted car park just short of an hour east of Hokitika. From here the fairly short, but steep track climbs just over 1000m through native bush following a marked and well trodden trail. About half a...
    Read more