Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
This is a good starting or mid point stop if undertaking the Whanganui Journey. There is a 10 bunk bunkroom and boat access nearby the campsite.
New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:
For all visitors:
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Backcountry Hut Passes 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.
44 km west of Owhango, off SH 4 at the end of Oio Rd.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1778918, N5669213
Latitude: -39.10924157, Longitude: 175.07087872
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.