Tarawera Outlet
Image: Nicole Portner © 


Camp alongside the lake in a large and attractive campsite where trout fishing and water sports are popular.

Campsite overview


  • Boat
  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan


  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Boat launching
  • Jetty
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
50 non-powered/tent sites


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

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

There are a number of commercial operators that run either boat or helicopter transport around the Rotorua Lakes area, creating a variety of options for connecting trails or getting to/from campsites. Find commercial operators for Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1906584, N5767896
Latitude: -38.18501393, Longitude: 176.50314606


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

Payment required on arrival, at the self-registration stand. A camp manger is likely to visit during your stay.

Additional costs

If travelling by vehicle, you need a $5 forestry permit to access the campsite. Purchase this from the Kawerau Infomation Centre on your way, or from Kawerau online.

Kawerau i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Plunket Street
Kawerau 3127
+64 7 323 6300
Email: infocentre@kaweraudc.govt.nz
Wesite: www.kaweraunz.com

Opening hours: 9am to 4pm daily.

2017/18 summer opening hours: 8.30am to 6.30pm daily (from Monday 18 December 2017 to Sunday 14 January 2018)



Trout fishing is popular.

Walking and tramping

A bridge links the campsite with the Tarawera Outlet to Falls Track and the Tarawera Outlet to Humphries Bay Track.

Know before you go


Tourism Rotorua i-SITE Information Centre
Phone:   +64 7 351 7324
Address:   1167 Fenton St
Email:   rotoruavisitor@doc.govt
Full office details
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