Family at Lake Okareka Campsite
PHOTO: Nick Lambert © 

Introduction

Scenic lakeside campsite 15 min from Rotorua; swim or fish in the lake.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Car
  • Motorhome

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Shelter for cooking
  • Water from stream
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
12 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

  • Check clean dry
    Stop the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

    Remember to Check, Clean, Dry all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.

About this campsite

Getting there

Head east out of Rotorua on SH 30 towards Whakatane for approx 1.7 km. Take a right turn onto Tarawera Rd at the large roundabout, then left onto Okareka Loop Rd. When you reach the settlement of Okareka turn left onto Millar Rd. The turn-off to the Okareka campsite is on the right where the seal ends (access to the campsite is sealed).

Location

Latitude: -38.16203748, Longitude: 176.36073025

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Passes

  • The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

  • The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.

  • Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Activities

Swim or fish in the lake.

Know before you go

Contacts

Rotorua Office
Phone:   +64 7 349 7400
Address:   99 Sala Street
Rotorua 3010
Email:   rotorua@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Tourism Rotorua i-SITE Information Centre
Phone:   +64 7 351 7324
Address:   1167 Fenton St
Rotorua
Email:   rotoruavisitor@doc.govt
Full office details
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