Waikaremoana Holiday Park

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Camp or stay in a chalet by the lake with a beautiful view. Explore the many walks nearby or enjoy boating, fishing and kayaking on the lake. Take time to get connected.


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Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • BBQ
  • Boat launching
  • Cookers/electric stove
  • Dump station
  • Jetty
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Phone
  • Powered sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Shop
  • Shower - hot
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible
26 non-powered/tent sites
32 powered sites


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Waikaremoana Holiday Park provides a range of accommodation:

  • Number of tent sites – 26
  • Number of powered sites – 32
  • Chalets – 10
  • Lakeside cabins – 12
  • Tourist flats – 2
  • Family unit
  • Bunkhouse

View a map of Waikaremoana Holiday Park (PDF, 3,222K)

Facilities and services

  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Laundry
  • General store with groceries, hardware, fishing supplies, fishing licences, ice
  • Petrol and diesel
  • Dump stations
  • Public pay phone
  • Water taxi pick-up / drop-off point
  • Jetties
  • Linen, cooking equipment and BBQ for hire
  • Books and board games for loan at no charge

Wheelchair accessible facilities

  • Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible

Getting there

From Wairoa: 57 km on SH38 - allow 1 hour to drive as there are some gravel sections.

From Rotorua: 163 km on the Te Urewera Rainforest Route - allow 3 hours to enjoy this scenic drive along a gravel road.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1961217, N5702186
Latitude: -38.754533, Longitude: +177.156084


Non-powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $20 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $10 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Powered site

  • Adult (18+ years): $23 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $11.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Minimum fee per site is two adults.


Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

DOC/NZMCA campsite passes cannot be used at this campsite.


Book Waikaremoana Holiday Park online or contact:

Waikaremoana Holiday Park
Phone: +64 6 837 3826
Email: waikaremoanahp@doc.govt.nz



Walks from the holiday park range from 10 minutes to 2 hours on well-formed tracks. Explore the surrounding bush, visit pretty waterfalls and admire views of Lake Waikaremoana. For more information see Lake Waikaremoana short walks.


Lake Waikaremoana is well stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Anglers must have a licence, which can be obtained in advance from the Fish &Game Council or on-site from the holiday park, and adhere to local regulations.

Know before you go

  • Cellphone coverage is limited but a public pay phone is on site.
  • The nearest town is Wairoa. It's a 1 hour drive from the holiday park and has supermarkets and a range of other shops.
  • Weather can be changeable at all times of the year - pack for all seasons.


  • All motorhomes that require power must have an Electrical Warrant of Fitness (WOF), which will be checked on arrival. If your Electrical WOF isn't current you won't be allowed to connect to power.


  • No pets. The holiday park is located in Te Urewera. To protect native animals in the park, dogs are not allowed. However, dogs are welcome at Okahu Road Campsite (66 km north of Lake Waikaremoana) and Waikare River Mouth Campsite (129 km south of Lake Waikaremoana).
  • No open fires and fireworks.
  • No jet skis, house boats and float planes are permitted on the lake.


Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Email:   teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz
Address:   Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
Postal Address:   Kaitawa DOC Mailshed
Kaitawa Village
RD 5
Wairoa 4195
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