DOC Campsite beside the Tairua River, Broken Hills, Puketui Valley
Image: Shellie Evans | ©
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.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
Camp beside the Tairua River and explore the old gold mining area around the steep cliffs. Maximum number of people - 200.
The Broken Hills Campsite near the end of Puketui Valley Road is located beside the Tairua River amongst native bush. Hikaui/Puketui Road, 4 km off SH 25.
Turn off SH 25 at Hikuai opposite the Pauanui turnoff. Follow Puketui Valley Road to end.
Make sure you access the campsite by the Puketui Valley Road entrance: The two entrance roads – Puketui Valley Road and Puketui Road – to Broken Hills don't connect and a stream crossing is required between them.
Access: Gravel road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1843327, N5889933
Latitude: -37.1054751, Longitude: 175.73845024
The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Swimming, canoeing and trout fishing nearby.