Fires are permitted in the firepits provided only if there is no regional fire ban in place. Check for fire bans on the Rural Fire Authority website.
The camp is located in Puketi Forest, near the Puketi Forest Hut.
Turn off SH10 at Pungaere Rd, 600 m north of Waipapa and follow signs to the camp.
Access: 7 km of gravel. Accessible to vehicles and you can park next to your campsite.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1672203, N6103217
Latitude: -35.25809716, Longitude: 173.75371779
Fees are paid at the time of booking or pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.
The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December and the end of Waitangi weekend.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Book Puketi Recreation Area Campsite online, or contact the Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office.
Note: Mountain biking is not permitted on Mokau Ridge Road due to logging operations in the area.
The campsite is an ideal base from which to explore the attractions of these forests, which provide a range of walking and tramping opportunities for all fitness levels.
Permits for hunting goats and pigs are available from the Bay of Islands DOC office.