Urchin Campsite

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons

Introduction

This popular site makes a good base for hunting, tramping, walking and mountain biking with a variety of tracks close by.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest

Category

  • Category
Basic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from stream
10 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Four wheel driving
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no regional fire ban. Check for fire bans before you light. 

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this campsite

Getting there

15 km south of Tūrangi on SH1, turn off on to Kaimanawa Rd, after 3.5 km turn right and follow the signs.

Gravel road.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1843946-N5662358
Latitude: -39.15418315, Longitude: 175.82306576

Fees

Free

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Activities

Mountain biking

Mountain bike the Tree Trunk Gorge tracks.

Other activities

Hunt, tramp or 4WD.

Know before you go

There is no water at this campsite. Bring your own, or get water 150 m from the campsite down the Tree Trunk Gorge Track.

No horses allowed at this campsite.

Contacts

Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   turangi@doc.govt.nz
Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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