This is a Great Walk campsite in the Whanganui area. This is one of four road access points to the Whanganui Journey. Look and listen for kererū, tūi and fantail. Brown kiwi can often be heard at night.

Campsite overview


  • Boat
  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan


  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Boat launching
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Water from tap
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
36 non-powered/tent sites


  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Kayaking and canoeing

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (1 October 2017 - 30 April 2018):

  • Bookings are required if staying as part of the Whanganui Journey

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2017 - 30 September 2017):

  • Bookings are not required - first come, first served

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Ohinepane Campsite. Photo: D Brockway.
Ohinepane Campsite

Camp in a remote setting. The forest is a mix of rata, rewarewa, rimu, tawa, and kowhai trees.

Getting there

Whanganui River Road, on SH 43, 21 km from Taumarunui.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1786004, N5687522
Latitude: -38.94152742, Longitude: 175.14618482


As part of Whanganui Journey

In the Great Walks season (1 October 2017 - 30 April 2018):

  • Adult (18 years and over): $20 per night
  • Child (under 17 years): free but booking still required
Drive-in campers
  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $5 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free


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

  • The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

  • Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


Booking required if staying between 1 October - 30 April as part of the Whanganui Journey. Use the online booking system.

Know before you go

  • Maximum 2 consecutive nights stay for Whanganui Journey river trip campers
  • Fires not permitted at any time


Whanganui Office
Phone:   +64 6 349 2100
Address:   34-36 Taupo Quay
Whanganui 4500
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