Bookings not required - first come, first served
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Drive 10 km from Taupō through Acacia Bay and take Mapara road. Turn off into Whakaipo Bay at the DOC signpost.
Drive down a well-maintained pumice road to the camping area.
Certified self-contained vehicles only: No camping in tents or other vehicles. The facilities are not adequate to support campers who are not self-contained.
Walk or mountain bike Whakaipo Bay tracks.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.