Introduction

This campsite is on the popular Billygoat Circuit.

Highlights

Topographic map warning

Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.

Check the Kauaeranga valley map (PDF, 2,321K) for open tracks. Only open tracks are shown on this map.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Foot

Category

  • Category
Backcountry

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from stream
8 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

The campsite has eight raised platforms. Each platform can take up to four people. 

Getting there

The campsite is a 1 hour walk from the road end on Billygoat Circuit (across the unbridged Kauaeranga River) and a 2 hour walk from the Pinnacles.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1838900, N5894200

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 - 10 years): free

The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.

DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Bookings

Book Billygoat Basin Campsite online, or contact the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre (surcharge applies).

Contacts

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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