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.
Maximum number of people is 100.
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 planned to open in May 2021, for stays that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.
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.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
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. Trestle View campsite is 9 km north of the visitor centre, and is the last campsite at the end of the road.
Access: Gravel road. Park your vehicle in the car park, and walk on foot into the campsite. It's an easy short walk in.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1837150, N5894401
Latitude: -37.06668808, Longitude: 175.66738917
Camp at the start of the Kauri Trail, walk the trail or explore other places.