Have your say on an application by MiCamp Trust for the exclusive occupation for an outdoor education facility near Turangi. Submissions closed 6 March 2019.

Application details

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease/licence for a term of 30 years concession from:


MiCamp Trust

Location of proposed activity

Mission Bay on the eastern side of Lake Taupo, 30 minutes south of Taupo township. The street address is 100 Rawhira Road, Waitetoko, Lake Taupo, State Highway 1.

Part Section 1 SO Plan 57931 Block IV Tokaanu Survey District and being part Waitetoko Scenic Reserve.

Map Reference

Between approximate map references NZTM: 1834933 and 1855026 and NZTM: 5689446-5689501

Summary of proposal

The proposed activity is the continued exclusive occupation and use of approximately 1.35 hectares of public conservation land within Waitetoko Scenic Reserve at Mission Bay, Lake Taupo for the purpose of operating an outdoor education facility.

The activity includes placement and use of permanent and temporary structures including a:

  • confidence course;
  • climbing wall/tower
  • ropes course
  • water slide
  • wastewater disposal system

The activity also includes outdoor education instruction.

Concession applied for

A lease/licence for occupation and use for an outdoor education facility.

How to submit

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. The submission must be made on the submission form (Word, 240K), also available from your local DOC office. 

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to:

Department of Conservation
Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842

Attn: Chari Taylor (Statutory Support Officer)


Submissions close on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 12 midnight. Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act.  If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, you need to state this in writing when making your submission.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of his/her submission, must request (within that submission) an opportunity to appear before the Director-General.

DOC comment regarding publicly notified applications

The Minister of Conservation has made no determination regarding the suitability of this proposed concession on public conservation land. This public notification should not be interpreted as an intention on the part of the Minister of Conservation to grant the proposed concession.   

Hearing details

A hearing was held on Thursday 27 February 2020, at Te Kahukura o Tane Mahuta Whare, Kaimanawa Street, Taupō. A report is available before:

MiCamp Trust hearing report (PDF, 228KB) 


No details at this point.

Application documents

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