Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
Closed during winter. Open Labour Weekend to Easter.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
The Maximum number of people is 50.
This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December 2020 and 8 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.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2021.
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.
If you arrive after hours and wish to stay in one of the nine campgrounds you can pay by cash in the envelope provided at the visitor centre. The envelopes and dropbox are to the right of the main doors.
You can also pay using the online booking system.
Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Road from Thames for 14 km. Shag Stream is 100 m before the Visitor Centre. It is the only campground before the Visitor Centre.
Access: Gravel road.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1833665, N5888280
Latitude: -37.12268103, Longitude: 175.63013453
A replica kauri dam is a 20 min walk away.