Introduction

This scenic, riverside campsite is an ideal base for exploring the Valley. A replica kauri dam is a 20 minute walk away.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car

Landscape

  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Scenic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Seasonal restrictions

Closed during winter. Open from October (Labour weekend) until 30 April.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Maximum number of people - 50

This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

Getting there

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.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1833665, N5888280
Latitude: -37.12268103, Longitude: 175.63013453

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $6.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay camp fees at the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.

Passes

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.

Bookings

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
 

Note, you will be booking a campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley – you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival.

Read the booking terms and conditions before you book.

Activities

A replica kauri dam is a 20 min walk away.

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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