Kiriwhakapapa Campsite

Image: Bev Bacon | DOC

Introduction

This is a lovely family campsite beside a creek, with an old logging and exotic (redwood) forestry trial area nearby.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan

Landscape

  • Forest
  • Rivers and lakes

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from stream
15 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this campsite

Getting there

Turn off SH2, 15 km north of Masterton onto Kiriwhakapapa Rd, and follow 7 km to road end. 5 km of gravel road.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E1814686, N5479284
Latitude: -40.80798898, Longitude: 175.5461171

Address: 596 Kiriwhakapapa Road, Tararua Forest Park 5881

Fees

  • 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.

Passes

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.

Activities

Walking and tramping

Walk the Kiriwhakapapa Loop Track (1 hour) or climb up to Blue Range Hut (2 hours one way).

Know before you go

Campfires

Permission to have a campfire at this site is determined by the Wairarapa Rural Fire District (WRFD) fire season status. See the WRFD website for the current status.

  • Campfires are allowed during open season.
  • A permit is required during a restricted season.
  • Campfires are banned during a prohibited season.
  • Extreme care must be taken with campfires.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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