Introduction

This scenic campsite is at the start of the Cookson Kauri Walk, with attractive water views on the walk.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Closed for winter. Open for Labour weekend until 30 April.

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

Maximum number of people - 100.

Getting there

Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Rd from Thames for 14 km to the visitor centre. Wainora is 7 km north and the fourth campground on the left past the Visitor Centre.

Access: Gravel road.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1836197, N5893822
Latitude: -37.07214224, Longitude: 175.65686263

Fees

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

Book a Kauaeranga Valley campsite online, or contact the visitor centre.

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

Activities

Camp is at the start of the Cookson Kauri Walk/Wainora Kauri Track.

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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