Introduction

Enjoy the picturesque campsite above the Tauherenikau River set in regenerating bush. Camp at the road end or walk approx 150 m along the track to a grassy area amongst trees. Walk the Tauherenikau Gorge track or cool off with a swim in the river.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Campervan
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Basic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Water from stream
25 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Getting there

Address: Bucks Road, Underhill Rd, Tararua Forest Park 5773

15 minutes from Featherston, via Wakefield St, Underhill Rd then Bucks Rd to end. 5 km of gravel with steep sections.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1797681, N5451381
Latitude: -41.06512777, Longitude: 175.35320587

Fees

Free

Know before you go

There is no longer access to the river bed via the Middle track at the northwest end of the carpark due to the end point being washed away.

The site is very exposed in strong winds.

Campfires

Permission to have a campfire at this site is determined by the Wairarapa Rural Fire District (WRFD) fire season status. See the WRFD website for the current status.

  • Campfires are allowed during open season.
  • A permit is required during a restricted season.
  • Extreme care must be taken with campfires.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
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