Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.
Pay at the time of booking.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
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 will open at 9:30 am on Friday 14 May 2021, for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
From 2 November 2020, 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.
From Putāruru to Arohena Campground via Arapuni St and Mangare Rd:
The last 1 km is a sharp descent down a metal road to the campsite. Smaller vehicles towing caravans or boats may struggle with traction when attempting to leave the campsite. Large motor homes/caravans/towed boats may struggle to get around tight corners on the road.
On the Waikato River there is no formal boat ramp but a pumice beach to land and launch.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1832829, N5772402
Latitude: -38.16623863, Longitude: 175.65767535
Swimming, picnicking, fishing and other water sports.