Booms Flat Campsite

Image: Brian Dobbie | ©


A popular and spacious campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley, 6 km north of the visitor centre.


Topographic map warning

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

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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


  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Closed during winter. Open Labour Weekend to Easter. 

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

Getting there

Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Rd from Thames for 14 km to the visitor centre.

Booms Flat campsite is 6 km north of the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre, third campsite on left.

Access: Gravel road.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1835612, N5893058
Latitude: -37.07835079, Longitude: 175.65044355


  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between the Friday before Christmas and the end of Waitangi weekend. In 2020/2021, this is 18 December 2020 to 9 February 2021.

To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Book a Kauaeranga Valley campsite online.

Bookings are for a campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley – you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival.

You can book for a maximum of 3 weeks.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.


Historical walk nearby passes through native bush.

Kauaeranga Summer Fun

The Kauaeranga Valley 6 Weeks of Summer runs between December and January from the visitor centre.

Know before you go

  • Dogs are allowed at Booms Flat and Hotoritori campgrounds but are not allowed at all other campgrounds in the valley. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Dogs on a leash are allowed on most walking tracks but not the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail, the Pinnacles track or at the Pinnacles Hut.
  • No other domestic animals are allowed except for horses on the horse riding trail.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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