A basic campsite located on Mokai Road, near Taihape. Camping is available in a large grassy clearing within Makino Scenic Reserve, opposite Mokai Gravity Canyon.

Campsite overview


  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
24 non-powered/tent sites


  • Adventure activities
  • Camping

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Toilets and running water for hand-washing are available. The tap water is not suitable for consumption, so campers must bring their own water for drinking and cooking.

View down to the Rangitikei River
Steep cliffs in Makino Scenic Reserve offer picturesque views down to the Rangitikei River

There are high cliffs within the reserve, so children must be supervised.

Getting there

Turn off SH1 onto Gorge Road, south of Taihape. Follow the signs to Mokai Gravity Canyon. It is approximately 22 km from the turn-off, on Mokai Road. Makino campground is opposite Gravity Canyon. 

Motorhomes at Makino Campsite
Makino campsite is a great place to
park a motorhome


NZTM2000 coordinates: E185450E, N5600930
Latitude: -39.70413, Longitude: 175.96993 




Adventure activities

Mokai Gravity Canyon is across the road from the campsite, with bungy jumping, a bridge swing, a flying fox and a cafe.

Know before you go

  • Fires not permitted at any time
  • Bring your own drinking water 
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