Lake Tarawera Outlet campsite

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Lake Tarawera.
Lake Tarawera

  • Adult (18+ years): $6 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $3 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Additional costs

A permit is required to access the forestry road to the campsite. These cost $5 and must be collected on the day of entering the forest road.

Permits can be obtained online from kawarauonline or at:

Kawerau Information Centre
Plunket St, Kawerau
Phone: +64 7 323 6300


Tent sites are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked.

Campsite details

Camp alongside the lake in a large and attractive campsite.

Number and layout of campsites

  • Number of tent sites - 50

Facilities and services

  • Boat ramp
  • Jetty
  • Shelter for cooking

Please note, dogs must be on a leash at all times. Hunting within 100m of the campsite is prohibited


Eastern shore of Lake Tarawera

Getting there

Via private forestry roads from Kawerau township (off SH 30 between Rotorua and Whakatane) or by boat.

A number of concessionaires run either boat or helicopter transport around the Rotorua Lakes area, creating a variety of options for connecting trails or getting to/from campsites. View guides and tourism providers for Lake Tarawera.

Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1906584-N5767896
Latitude: -38.18501393, Longitude: 176.50314606


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A bridge links the campsite with the Tarawera Outlet to Falls Track and the Tarawera Outlet to Humphries Bay Track.

Plan and prepare

Dogs permitted. Must be on a leash at all times.

Campsite is managed by Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust. To provide feedback on a DOC campsite, fill in this survey.


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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies