IntroductionOne of the main entrances to Tararua Forest Park, the campsite is surrounded by open river terraces and regenerating bush.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Walking and tramping
School House Flat campsite
This is the main camping area with 150 sites.
It is closed in winter.
Campsite ranger on site October – May.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
Fees can be paid by EFTPOS when the Campsite Caretaker is onsite.
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
1 km south of Ōtaki, turn into Otaki Gorge Rd. Campsite is 19 km east of Ōtaki township. Narrow gravel access with one stream ford.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1787182, N5471884
Latitude: -40.88273913, Longitude: 175.22165329