Otaki Forks Campsite
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Walk and tramp through an area rich in farming, mining and sawmilling history. The river offers swimming, white water kayaking and trout fishing.
School House Flat is now closed until October 2019.
You can still camp at the Black Gate camping area.
School House Flat campsite is closed for winter until the Labour Day weekend in October.
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 Otaki, turn into Otaki Gorge Rd. Campsite is 19 km east of Otaki 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.