Kakaho Campsite

Image: DOC


Beside Kakaho Stream and dense podocarp forest. Swim in the stream or walk the Rimu Track through thick forest before climbing to a stunning viewpoint.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • BBQ
  • Campfires permitted (except in fire bans)
  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Toilets
  • Water from stream
  • Wheelchair accessible
25 non-powered/tent sites

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are permitted if there is no regional fire ban in place. Check for fire bans on the Fire Emergency New Zealand Authority website.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this campsite

Getting there

Barryville/Maraeroa Roads, off SH 30, 20 km east of Bennydale adjacent to Pureora Field Base. From the field base follow Link Rd from park office or Kakaho Road from SH 32.

Access: Gravel.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1836778, N5727610
Latitude: -38.56843807, Longitude: 175.71775483


  • Adult (18+ years): $8 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $4 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

Update July 2018: The money box at the campground has been destroyed. Contact the Te Kuiti Office for payment options. 


The campsite pass for rental campervans can be used at this campsite.

The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.

Know before you go

  • Good base for hunting and tramping.
  • Campfires permitted. Be aware of fire bans and the higher fire risk during summer months. You may need a permit for your fire. Contact the local DOC office or Council for details. Follow the on-site signs.


Pureora Base
Phone:   +64 7 878 1080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   pureora@doc.govt.nz
Address:   198 Barryville Road
Pureora 3987
Postal Address:   Pureora Forest Park
RD 7
Te Kuiti 3987
Te Kuiti Office
Phone:   +64 7 878 1050
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tekuiti@doc.govt.nz
Address:   78 Taupiri Street
Te Kuiti 3910
Postal Address:   PO Box 38
Te Kuiti 3941
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