This is one of nine Great Walk campsites on the Heaphy Track.
There are spectacular views out to the distant tooth-shaped peaks known as Dragons Teeth and Mt Olympus, and glimpses of the red tussock grasslands that the track crosses.
Take a dip in the deep but cold pool in Gorge Creek near the hut. Listen for great spotted kiwi at night.
All campsites on the Heaphy Track have water from a tap and toilets that are supplied with toilet paper Gouland Downs campsite has a long drop toilet. It also has sinks.
This campsite is beside Perry Saddle Hut. Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities.
Hut rangers move between nearby huts in the summer. As well as checking campsite bookings, they are able to provide information about the track and weather to campers.
New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:
Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.
For all visitors:
The DOC Campsite Pass cannot be used at this campsite.
Book online or contact Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.
It's a 5 hr walk from the start of the track at Brown hut and campsite and a 2 hr walk to Gouland Downs hut and campsite.
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1549710, N5472086
Latitude: -40.90077671, Longitude: 172.40292835
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.