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Introduction

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

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

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

Activities

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

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

  • 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

Location

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

Fees

Lake Tarawera.
Lake Tarawera

  • Adult (18+ years): $6 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $3 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Additional costs

A permit is required to access the forestry road to the campsite. These cost $5 and must be collected on the day of entering the forest road.

Permits can be obtained online from kawarauonline or at:

Kawerau Information Centre
Plunket St, Kawerau
Phone: +64 7 323 6300
Email: kawerauinfo@xtra.co.nz

Activities

Fishing

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

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Contacts

Rotorua Office
Phone:      +64 7 349 7400
Email:   rotorua@doc.govt.nz
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