Aorere Shelter campsite

Image: Crystal Brindle | DOC

Introduction

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

Campsite overview

Access

  • Foot
  • Mountain bike

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • 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.

Location

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

Fees

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

Bookings

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

Contacts

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