IntroductionThis campsite is located beside the Waitawheta River, known for its trout and some great swimming holes downstream. There is a year-round liquor ban at the campsite.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
The camp manager will collect your fees during your stay at the campsite. Cash only is accepted at this campground. There is no eftpos available. There is a maximum of seven days per stay for this site.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass cannot be used at this campsite.
Leave SH2 at Waikino, via Waitawheta Road southbound over a one-lane bridge, then take Kennedy Road and Dickey Flat Rd. The final approach is unsealed road.
Tracks to this campsite
Crown Track to Dickey's FlatLocated in Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park and Karangahake GorgeTake this short walk through historic mining country through to the Dickey Flat Campsite.1 alertDuration 1 hr one wayDifficulty Easy
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1843009, N5852854
Latitude: -37.43926557, Longitude: 175.74677885
Fires not permitted at any time.
A permanent year-round liquor ban is in place in Dickey Flat. Keep liquor away from the site, including in vehicles.
During heavy rain or a major weather event this campsite may be closed for safety reasons. Please check for alerts at the top of this page.
Access to camping sites requires walking in from the car park.
Caravans, campervans and motorhomes less than 11 m long are able to set up in the carpark, near the walk in area to the campsite.
Waitawheta River is known for its trout.
There are some great swimming holes downstream on Waitawheta River.
Walking and tramping
The campsite provides access to a variety of short walks and overnight tramps featuring historic mining and logging remains amongst the regenerating bush.