Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between 20 December 2020 and 8 February 2021.
To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.
Bookings are planned to open in May 2021, for stays that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
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
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.