Whakahoro Campsite
Image: Daniel Deans | DOC


This is a Great Walk campsite in the Whanganui area. A large, flat, grassy site beside the river, and a good starting or mid-point stop if undertaking the Whanganui Journey.


  • Boat
  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Boat launching
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
36 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (1 October 2021 – 30 April 2022)
  • Bookings are required if staying as part of the Whanganui Journey
Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2021 – 30 September 2021)
  • Bookings are not required - first come, first served

Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.

Dog access

No dogs
COVID-19 vaccination policy

Eligible people aged 12 years three months and over must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation. See COVID-19 vaccination policy.


Whanganui Office
Phone:   +64 6 349 2100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whanganui@doc.govt.nz
Address:   34-36 Taupo Quay
Whanganui 4500
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3016
Whanganui 4540
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