Hot Water Beach
This campsite is extremely popular during the summer months.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
There are a number of commercial operators that run either boat or helicopter transport around the Rotorua Lakes area, creating a variety of options for connecting trails or getting to / from campsites. Find commercial operators for Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1900487, N5761583
Latitude: -38.24410046, Longitude: 176.43375623
Until 30 June 2019:
From 1 July 2019:
The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.
NZMCA / DOC campsite pass cannot be used at this campsite.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Visitors need to book a campsite and pay the total fee prior to arrival. Booking reduces the pressure on space, facilities and environment at this popular campsite and provide visitors with a better atmosphere and experience.
Bookings are made through the Whakarewarewa Village Charitable Trust who manages the campsite.
Book online or contact:
Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
17 Tryon Street
Phone: +64 7 349 3463 ext. 102
Water supply is not reliable due to intermittent toxic algal blooms in Lake Tarawera (more prevalent over the summer period) - take your own water supply as the lake water may not be drinkable.
Lakeshore mooring posts are limited.