IntroductionEnjoy the picturesque campsite above the Tauherenikau River set in regenerating bush. Camp at the road end or walk approx 150 m along the track to a grassy area amongst trees. Walk the Tauherenikau Gorge track or cool off with a swim in the river.
- Rivers and lakes
- Fire pit/place for campfires (except in fire bans)
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
- Walking and tramping
Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no fire ban. Check rules and fire bans before you light.
Address: Bucks Road, Underhill Rd, Tararua Forest Park 5773
15 minutes from Featherston, via Wakefield St, Underhill Rd then Bucks Rd to end. 5 km of gravel with steep sections.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1797681, N5451381
Latitude: -41.06512777, Longitude: 175.35320587
There is no longer access to the river bed via the Middle track at the northwest end of the carpark due to the end point being washed away.
The site is very exposed in strong winds.