IntroductionCamp in the forest on the flanks of Mount Ruapehu; a good base for exploring Tongariro National Park.
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Skiing and ski touring
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
- 6 of the 12 campsites are suitable for campervans.
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
Pay online at the time of booking
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
Ohakune Mountain Road, 2 km from Ohakune township.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E180954, N5637025
Latitude: -39.39168736, Longitude: 175.43079826
Walking and tramping
Other activities nearby include skiing, hunting or alpine climbing.
|Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 7 892 3729|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
State Highway 48
PO Box 71029
Mount Ruapehu 3951
|Full office details|