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 are open for stays 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.
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.