People swimming at Waiohine Gorge
Image: Nina Mercer | ©
Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no regional fire ban. Check for fire bans before you light.
From Carterton drive through Matarawa. Follow Moffats Rd, Joseph Rd then Waiohine Gorge Rd to end. 18 km NW of Greytown.
Waiohine Gorge Road is gravel, narrow and windy in places with two forded stream crossings – drive carefully.
18 km northwest from Greytown in the Tararua Forest Park.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1800980, N5458936
Latitude: -40.9960276, Longitude: 175.39027388
Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.
The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot 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.
Visitors must contact DOC before using the abseiling site.
There are a number of short tracks that descend from Waiohine Gorge Road into the gorge, giving access for picnicking, swimming, fishing and watersports. At the end of Waiohine Gorge Road a track leads down to the river. Near the Waiohine Shelter another track leads down to the river. At the ford at Devil Creek a route leads down the creek to the river.
Longer walks start across the suspension bridge at the campsite.
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.