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The entrance to the Maitai Valley Motor Camp.Enjoy the great out doors only five and a half minutes off Nile Street. Breath the fresh air. Let the Maitai River lull you to sleep at night.

Important COVID-19 Update:

Due to the current pandemic, the camp will be closed to casual and overnight camping until July 1st, 2020. We are able to accommodate long term stays (two weeks minimum) in an isolation area but a fully self contained vehicle is required. Amenities will not be available to vehicles in the isolation area.

Welcome to the Maitai Valley Motor Camp!

A picture of the Maitai Valley Motor Camp.

Located just minutes from the city centre, we offer affordable camping in a bush-like setting with a variety of activities to suit your taste. Take a walk along the river, go mountain biking on the many trails in the surrounding hills, or take a dip in the nearby swimming hole.

For only $10 per person (non-powered), you can use our kitchen/toilets while camping under the stars amongst the beautiful native trees. Nature at its best.

So come, relax, and enjoy all that the Maitai has to offer!

*The Maitai Valley Motor Camp also makes a great base for exploring Nelson City. Check out our Activities page for more info.


Fun fact: The name 'Maitai' is known to Maori as Maitahi, referring to the black pine said to have previously grown on the banks of the river.