Introduction

Camp lakeside with a beautiful view. Explore the many walks nearby or enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking on the lake. Take time to get connected - it's in your nature!

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • BBQ
  • Boat launching
  • Cookers/electric stove
  • Dump station
  • Jetty
  • Phone
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilet - flush
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible
26 non-powered/tent sites
32 powered sites

Activities

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

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Waikaremoana Holiday Park provides a range of accommodation from unpowered and powered sites to self contained chalets:

  • Number of tent sites - 26
  • Number of powered sites - 32
  • Chalets - 10
  • Lakeside cabins - 12
  • Tourist flats - 2
  • Family unit
  • Bunkhouse

View a map of Waikaremoana Holiday Park (PDF, 3,222K)

Facilities and services

  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Laundry
  • General store with groceries, hardware, fishing supplies, fishing licences, ice
  • Petrol and diesel
  • Dump stations
  • Public pay phone
  • Water taxi pick-up / drop-off point
  • Jetties
  • Linen, cooking equipment and BBQ for hire
  • Books and board games for loan at no charge

Wheelchair accessible facilities

  • Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible

Getting there

From Wairoa: 57 km on SH38 - allow 1 hour to drive as there are some gravel sections.

From Rotorua: 163 km on the Te Urewera Rainforest Route - allow 3 hours to enjoy this scenic drive along a gravel road.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1961217, N5702186
Latitude: -38.754533, Longitude: +177.156084

Fees

Non-powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $18 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $9 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $21 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $10.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Minimum fee per site is two adults.

Passes

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

  • Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

  • NZMCA / DOC campsite pass cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

Book Waikaremoana Holiday Park online or contact:

Waikaremoana Holiday Park
Phone: +64 6 837 3826
Email: waikaremoanahp@doc.govt.nz

Read booking terms and conditions before you book.

Activities

Walking

Walks from the holiday park range from 10 minutes to 2 hours on well-formed tracks. Explore the surrounding bush, visit pretty waterfalls and admire views of Lake Waikaremoana. For more information see Lake Waikaremoana short walks.

Fishing

Lake Waikaremoana is well stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Anglers must have a licence, which can be obtained in advance from the Fish &Game Council or on-site from the holiday park, and adhere to local regulations. For access maps and information, see nzfishing.com.

Know before you go

  • Cellphone coverage is limited but a public pay phone is on site.
  • The nearest town is Wairoa. It's a 1 hour drive from the holiday park and has supermarkets and a range of other shops.
  • Weather can be changeable at all times of the year - pack for all seasons.

Motorhomes

  • All motorhomes that require power must have an Electrical Warrant of Fitness (WOF), which will be checked on arrival. If your Electrical WOF isn't current you won't be allowed to connect to power.

Remember

  • No pets. The holiday park is located in Te Urewera. To protect native animals in the park, dogs are not allowed. However, dogs are welcome at Okahu Road Campsite (66 km north of Lake Waikaremoana) and Waikare River Mouth Campsite (129 km south of Lake Waikaremoana).
  • No open fires and fireworks.
  • No jet skis, house boats and float planes are permitted on the lake.

Contacts

Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Email:   teureweravc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   6249 Lake Road/SH38
Te Urewera 4195
Full office details
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