Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
This campsite is open through winter. It offers two different camping levels. On the lower level you can camp right on the river's edge.
Maximum number of people is 100.
This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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 to the Visitor Centre. Totara Flat is 7.5 km north of the Visitor Centre. Second campground on right past Visitor Centre.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1836676, N5893933
Latitude:-37.07102195, Longitude: 175.66221041
Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.