Waikoko Campsite

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons

Introduction

This is the main campsite of five set along Waikoko stream. It's in a large, sunny clearing above the river.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Basic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Bird and wildlife watching

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

From Tūrangi, follow SH1 south for 15 km, then turn off onto Kaimanawa Rd. After 3.5 km turn left, then left again over the bridge. The last 100 m is a gravel road.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1844643, N5664198
Latitude: -39.1375, Longitude: 175.8305

Fees

Free

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

Activities

Bird and wildlife watching

The endangered blue duck/whio live in the nearby river - you may be lucky enough to spot one around dawn and dusk.

Know before you go

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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