Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Camp in a remote setting. The forest is a mix of rata, rewarewa, rimu, tawa, and kowhai trees.
New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:
For all visitors:
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
The DOC Campsite Pass cannot be used at this campsite.
Bookings are required if you want to stay between 1 October – 30 April as part of the Whanganui Journey.
Whanganui River Road, on SH 43, 21 km from Taumarunui.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1786004, N5687522
Latitude: -38.94152742, Longitude: 175.14618482
Maximum 2 consecutive nights stay for Whanganui Journey river trip campers. You won’t be charged for staying an extra night at a campsite or hut due to high river levels – don’t canoe the river when water levels are predicted to rise or flooded.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date and time to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.