Arohena campsite
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Introduction

This campsite on the western shores of Waikato River is perfect for swimming, picnicking, fishing and water sports.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Car
  • Motorhome
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • BBQ
  • Boat launching
  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Water from tap
50 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are permitted if there is no regional fire ban in place. Check for fire bans on the Rural Fire Authority website.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this campsite

Getting there

East of Kihikihi via Arapuni Rd, turn into Rotongata Rd and into Waipapa Rd. Then into Pukewhau Rd at Arohena, follow and turn left into Mangare Rd and right into Landing Rd, follow to end at the river.

Large motor homes/caravans/towed boats may struggle to negotiate tight corners.

On the Waikato River there is no formal boat ramp but a fairly benign pumice beach to land and launch.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1832829, N5772402
Latitude: -38.16623863, Longitude: 175.65767535

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Passes

Activities

Swimming, picnicking, fishing and other water sports.

Know before you go

  • No bonfires anywhere within the campground and surrounds.

Contacts

Te Kuiti Office
Phone:   +64 7 878 1050
Address:   78 Taupiri Street
Te Kuiti 3910
Email:   tekuiti@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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