Whirinaki Recreation Camp: Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park: East Coast

Whirinaki Recreation Camp
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Located in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park this outdoor recreation and education centre is ideal for schools and other groups.

Accommodation overview


Bookings required


  • Heating - wood
  • Toilet - flush
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

About this accommodation

There is a large grassy area around the cabins for activities and a number of tracks nearby, including the Whirinaki Forest mountain bike track.  


  • Sleeps 30 in 3 cabins (each cabin sleeps 10)
  • One cabin has disabled access
  • Lighting by candle - take your own
  • Wood heater in all cabins
  • Large separate open-sided cooking shelter with wood BBQ - fuel provided
  • Flush toilets

Getting there

Drive south from Murupara to Minginui Village (28 km).

The cabins are 5 km from Minginui Village on Old Te Whaiti Road.


Sole or shared occupancy:

$30.00 per cabin, or
$90.00 for sole occupancy


Book online or contact:

Between 8 am - 12 noon:

Whakatane Office
Phone:   +64 7 307 2770
Email:   opotiki@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1/100 Valley Road
Full office details

Outside of normal hours or if the Whakatane Office is closed direct any booking enquiries to:

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Full office details

Before you book, read the terms and conditions.


Whirinaki has loads of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities (including some purpose built facilities for wheelchairs): short day walks and multi-day tramps, hunting (some of the best wild pork in the country can be found within the park), fishing, mountain biking, four-wheel driving, horse trekking, and more birds, trees and waterfalls than you can photograph in a day!

Know before you go

The key pick up/drop off is a 24 hours combination lock box on the front of the Murupara DOC office  – details are in the booking ticket.


Murupara Office
Phone:   +64 7 366 1080
Email:   opotiki@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Main Road, RD1
Murupara 3079
Full office details
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