Aorere Shelter campsite

Image: Crystal Brindle | DOC


This is a walk-in campsite on the Heaphy Track. On fine days following rain, Mt Taranaki can seen in the distance.

Campsite overview


  • Foot
  • Mountain bike


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
4 non-powered/tent sites

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite

Aorere Shelter Campsite is one of nine Great Walk campsites on the Heaphy Track.

Facilities and services

  • Number of campers - 10
  • Number of tent sites - 4

All campsites on the Heaphy Track have water from a tap and long drop toilets that are supplied with toilet paper. Aorere also has a shelter.

Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities.

Hut rangers move between nearby huts in the summer. As well as checking campsite bookings, they are able to provide campers with information about the track and weather.

Getting there

Aorere Shelter is on the Heaphy Track. It's a 4 hr walk from the start of the track at the Brown Hut and campsite and a 1 hr walk to Perry Saddle Hut and campsite.


GridNZTM2000 coordinates: E1552807, N5472814
Latitude: -40.8947, Longitude: 172.4389


New Zealand citizens, those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $14 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $14 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $7 per person, per night

* New Zealand rates:

  • "Ordinarily resident in New Zealand" means those:
    • who hold a residence class, student or work visa; and
    • who have lived in New Zealand for six of the previous 12 months; and
    • for whom New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
  • Proof of eligibility will be required for the New Zealand rate - see acceptable eligibility proof.


Book online or contact Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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