Ahuriri River

Ahuriri River, South Canterbury


The Ahuriri River nohoanga is located just off State Highway 8 (Twizel-Omarama Road), north of Omarama and on the north side of the Ahuriri River. The turnoff to the site is directly opposite Ben Omar Road.


Physical description

The Ahuriri River nohoanga is a flat and open space, suitable for both tenting and campervans. Some shade provided by tree cover. Public dirt road runs through the nohoanga site, so site may be prone to dust in drier months. No markers or signage.

Ahuriri River Nohoanga Management Plan

Vehicle access and parking

The site has great vehicle access for all vehicle types. Users must keep the road clear.

Facilities and services

This nohoanga has a long drop toilet on site. There are no other facilities and no water. Good cell phone coverage.

Nohoanga site users are required to provide their own water supplies and must take all rubbish away with them.

Site restrictions

  • No domestic animals.
  • Open fires may or may not be permitted, depending on the season. Please contact the Department of Conservation Area office in Twizel to check whether a permit is required.
  • Gas fires are permitted all year around.
  • Note – by using the Ahuriri nohoanga site you are agreeing to these conditions.