Introduction

Camp alongside the river or higher up. Walk on a boardwalk through forest.

Highlights

Topographic map warning

Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

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.

Getting there

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.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1836676, N5893933
Latitude:-37.07102195, Longitude: 175.66221041

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Passes

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between the Friday before Christmas and the end of Waitangi weekend. In 2020/2021, this is 18 December 2020 to 9 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


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.


Book a Kauaeranga Valley campsite online.

Bookings are for a campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley – you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

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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