Camping season soon

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STAFF REPORTER

Next month’s opening of the Waitaki Lakes camping season is likely to see campers vying for the best spots along the shores of Lakes Aviemore and Waitaki.

The Waimate District Council-owned camping grounds open on September 22, and close on May 6, 2019.

Waimate Mayor Craig Rowley said the council owns four camping grounds – Fisherman’s Bend Reserve, Briar’s Gully, Te Akatarawa Reserve and Waitangi Reserve – which offer a range of recreational activities.

The camping grounds have basic facilities including toilets, non-powered tent and caravan sites and boat ramps.

Mr Rowley said there was plenty for people to do including swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing. The sites offer affordable rates – a season pass (September to May) is $340, extra adults $10 each per night, a camp site for two adults and dependants under 16 is $20 per night and individual adult campers pay $10 per night.

‘Many families have been camping in these iconic spots for years, some for generations.’

‘The beauty of the lakes is second-to-none with spectacular scenery and a wealth of outdoor pursuits on offer.’