Hot Water Beach

Image: DOC

Introduction

Camp in scenic surroundings. Relax in the natural hot springs in Te Rātā Bay. Enjoy water sports or explore the tracks in other areas around Lake Tarawera.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Boat
  • Foot

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - non-flush
30 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

This campsite is extremely popular during the summer months.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Getting there

Access by boat (water taxis are available) or walk in via the Tarawera Trail. Find commercial operators for Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1900487, N5761583
Latitude: -38.24410046, Longitude: 176.43375623

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Passes

The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

Visitors need to book a campsite and pay the total fee prior to arrival. Bookings are made through the Whakarewarewa Village Charitable Trust who manages the campsite.

Book online or contact:

Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
17 Tryon Street
Whakarewarewa Village
Rotorua
Phone: +64 7 349 3463 ext. 102

Know before you go

Do not use water from the lake near the beach or stream for drinking or food preparations. The water may contain the naturally occurring chemical arsenic, found in volcanic and geothermal areas.

Water collected from the main part of the lake could contain other contaminants and must be boiled for drinking. It is recommended you bring your own water.

Lakeshore mooring posts are limited.

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

Contacts

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 7 351 7324
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   rotoruavisitor@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1167 Fenton St
Rotorua
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3007
Rotorua
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