Fantastic camp! Facilities were spotless. Very welcoming and loved being able to feed the animals and for our toddler to ride the bike trail through the paddock. Nice hot showers with room to get changed in the cubicle etc. Can’t fault it, would love to go back next time we are here.
A colleague/ friend and I stayed in a two bedroom cabin here and have stayed in single cabins here before. I work in Tourism and have traveled around NZ a heap and this place is right up there. Great value for money, great amenities plus a good all around 'feel' to the place. There were plenty of camper vans parked up in the spacious camp grounds however it did not feel at all busy. There are plenty of free hot showers which is becoming less common - a good shower makes a big difference and these had good pressure, temperature and were clean and tidy. We will definitely stay here again when traveling around this beautiful part of the country! Many thanks.
To get to the campsites you drive up a long gravel driveway flanked by paddocks, this one containing some cows, that one goats and another sheep. After or around the reception you'll likely be greeted by the free reign chooks or even the resident peacock. As you're about to turn the corner to the campsite you come to yet another, larger paddock with a host more sheep and handful of alpacas!
In short, the animal aspect here is not to be understated.
Run by very friendly and knowledgeable owners, Mossburn Country Park seems to be mostly treated as a stopover between Queenstown and Milford Sound, which is a downright shame as it's a truly delightful place in its own right!
The grounds are large, flat and well provided with power. Instead of getting assigned spaces you're allowed to choose wherever you prefer, meaning you can be as social or antisocial as you'd like.
The adjoining facilities have a large number of unpaid showers, more than some sites I've stayed at with twice the capacity, and great warm water to help you through a cold country night. Not once did I see a dead insect or signs of dust, a testament to their cleanliness.
The kitchen and dining room is reasonably equipped, if not a bit on the small side. It did make for a very cozy atmosphere though when filled with travelers from all over the world. A small library is included for anyone needing to get their reading fix.
They also have a great dog policy, with a super cuddly dog themselves, and all owners were very respectful with their animals.
A daily 300mb of internet is provided for free, and it's very useful as it can be nigh on impossible to get phone reception at times. If you need to make important calls I suggest doing so before arriving here.
Despite adjoining the road to Queenstown not once can I remember actually noticing the traffic, making for a supremely serene site.
At night there is not a hint of light pollution, so as soon as you look up at a cloudless sky you can see the milky way materializing above you. This in itself should be enough reason for everyone to make their way to this place. My only regret is that I didn't get to see the Aurora Australis, but I'm hoping to be back soon so I can make that happen!
Currently on a 3 month camper-van tour of NZ - and this is one of my top campgrounds discovered to date
LOCATION: The campground is in great location - just outside the main crossroads to Queenstown and Te Anau so very convenient for anyone doing all or part of the Southern Scenic Route tour and/or on route to Queenstown or Te Anau/Milford Sound).
CAMPGROUND: Spacious and level - so zero pesky van manoeuvres required to try and find a level spot. Beautifully maintained grounds with stunning views towards the Southern Alps.
FACILITIES: Very clean and tidy facilities. I really liked the wooden cabin sitting room which looks out onto the mountains - lovely spot to sit and relax in.
SPECIAL FEATURE: What makes this park very special is the owners' working farm which surrounds the campground. The owners leave out pots of food (cereal nuts) that you can safely feed to their Alpacas, Goats, Sheep and Chickens. The animals come running when you shake your pot and queue up to be fed.
OVERALL: Really lovely campground experience. Enjoyed meeting Andrew the golden labrador too. I was planning just a 1 night stop-over but extended my stay as liked it so much. Highly recommended.
We had just a night at the Mossburn Country Park, booking only as we had struggled to get accommodation in peak holiday season elsewhere. We were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in Cabin 1, which had a separate double bedroom, then 2 double bunks. The cabin also had its own fridge, kettle, TV, and a couple of sofas, deck, plus some basic outdoor furniture. Probably the best kitted out cabin we have ever stayed in! For a very small fee (possibly $5) we got some linen provided for the double bed. There was also free wifi - most unexpected.
The ablutions was very clean and tidy, looking quite new. Washer/dryers you had to pay for, but showers were free.
The Park also has some delightful farm animals, and the lovely Andrew, the resident golden Labrador. Really, I think that the Park's website under sells themselves, as this is a really nice place to stop. Stunning scenery. A bit remote, but a wonderful place to include on a South Island tour.
Next time we will purposefully book and stay a few days.