In this remote setting, you will be able to look and listen for kereru, tui and fantail, while brown kiwi can often be heard at night. The forest is a mix of rata, rewarewa, rimu, tawa and kowhai trees.
Bookings are required if you want to stay between 1 October – 30 April as part of the Whanganui Journey. Use the online booking system.
You can only access this campsite from the Whanganui River.
The campsite is situated 53 km downstream from Taumarunui.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1777014, N5673312
Latitude: -39.07357433, Longitude: 175.04466018
On the Whanganui River, be aware that:
For a comprehensive gear list, read New Zealand Recreational Canoeing Association’sGuide to the Whanganui River.
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.