Broken Hills

Alert/Important notice

Total fire ban

There is a total fire ban in place in all DOC campsites in the Coromandel - no open fires, no camp fires, and no fireworks are permitted.

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  • Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $5 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Campsite details

  • Number of tent sites - 45
  • Maximum number of people - 200

Broken Hills campground.
Broken Hills campground

Camp beside the Tairua River and explore the old gold mining area around the steep cliffs.

The Broken Hills Campsite near the end of Puketui Valley Rd is located beside the Tairua River amongst native bush.

The camp operates on a first come, first served basis. It has toilets and a rubbish collection area, but no piped water. Water taken directly from the river or streams should be boiled or treated before drinking to reduce the risk of infection.

A camp manager regularly visits the site during summer to check on camping, clean facilities and collect fees. An honesty box system operates at other times. Please be considerate to other campers and keep noise levels down. Camping outside designated areas is not permitted.

Please remember

  • Fires are not permitted in the Broken Hills area, including the campsite. Only gas or spirit burners can be used for cooking. Charcoal burners are not permitted.
  • Dogs and all other domestic animals are strictly prohibited at Broken Hills campsite.
  • Toilets are located in the campsite. Certified, selfcontained campervan owners may use their own chemical toilet. For health reasons, pit toilets are not allowed.
  • Mobile phone coverage is limited.


Hikaui/Puketui Road, 4 km off SH 25.

Getting there

Puketui Valley Roadend. Turn off SH 25 at Hikuai opposite the Pauanui turnoff. Follow Puketui Valley Rd to end. Access is via gravel road.

Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1843327-N5889933
Latitude: -37.1054751, Longitude: 175.73845024


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