Located on a small clearing on the bank of the Pohangina River, facilities at this campsite are limited with a pit toilet and water from the river.
14 year old Hannah Higgison organised a medieval camp at Piripiri Campsite for a group of friends
Turn off State Highway 3 at Ashhurst, and drive north through Ashhurst onto Pohangina Road. At Raumai, turn right to cross the Pohangina River bridge and follow Pohangina Valley East Road past Totara Reserve and Takapari Road until reaching Piripiri Bridge. The campsite is on the left just before the bridge. It has a short steep access track that may be slippery when wet.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1850564, N5562290
Latitude: -40.05241645, Longitude: 175.93741363
Good trout fishing and hunting upstream of the campsite.
Four wheel driving
A scenic 4WD opportunity is available on the nearby Takapari Road.
Walking and tramping
Know before you go
The campsite is in an attractive location but is limited in size. When full, alternatives sites can be found at the nearby Totara and Raumai reserves.