Otaki Forks Campsite
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Schoolhouse Flat Campground is only open weekends until 30 November. From 1 December it will be open until the end of Easter.
When Schoolhouse Flat is shut use the Blackgate Campground as the alternative camp area.
Fires are not permitted at any time.
This is the main camping area with 150 sites.
This is a smaller camping area with 20 sites, located 500 m before Schoolhouse Flat.
Campsite ranger on site October – May.
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
Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.
Fees can be paid by EFTPOS when the Campsite Caretaker is onsite.
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.