Ash Pit Rd campsite at Rerewhakaaitu

Image: Nicole Portner | ©


Camp on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu; take binoculars for watching water birds. Bring your own water.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Boat launching
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
30 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

Turn off SH 5 into SH 38, then into Rerewhakaaitu Road for 2.7 km. Turn left into Brett Rd, follow to end. Turn right into Ash Pit Rd and follow the sealed road to camp.


NZTM2000: E1906898, N5757487
Latitude: -38.27738594, Longitude: 176.50742536


  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.


The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

Dogs are not allowed in areas administered by DOC in the Rotorua area.

Drinking water is not provided at this campground. Campers must bring their own or boil/filter lake water.


Rotorua Office
Phone:   +64 7 349 7400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   99 Sala Street
Rotorua 3010
Postal Address:   PO Box 1146
Rotorua 3040
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