IntroductionCamp alongside the river or higher up. Walk on a boardwalk through forest.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
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.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
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 phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
If you haven't booked and arrive when the visitor centre is shut
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.
No heavy vehicles over 6,000 kg (class 2) can travel beyond Hotoritori Campsite on the Kauaeranga Valley Road due to road damage.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1836676, N5893933
Latitude:-37.07102195, Longitude: 175.66221041