5 Rankers Reviews
Park up in the shade an old totora tree and relax near on the banks of the river. This old remnant forest gives welcome shade on a sunny day and the river provides a cool change.
North Island ▷ Tairāwhiti Gisborne ▷ Gisborne
Cute quiet spot, was nice to park under the trees and listen to the river. A few visitors came to swim but it was just us staying overnight.
Good to have a small campfire going and the toilets were decent, as well as running water being available
nice and relaxing area,,
about 2 years ago watched a couple up river a bit doing something i hadnt seen before,, they were gold panning,, they were really enjoying themselves,, looked so relaxing,, dont know if they got anything,, but have often thought about going up myself,, just for curiosity..anything for relaxation and fun
Free! .. at least if you stay in the southern end of the are, according to local signs.
Bonus: flush toilets and dumpsite both for grey water and chemical toilets! (Why the info states you need your own toilet is beyond me..)
Nice place, big, almost flat. Would have gotten a 10 if the ground hadn't been a bit soft in places.
Philippa and Adam
This is a really nice place to camp beside the river, where it's also possible to swim. There are flush toilets (so we don't know why some of the information we read about this place mention needing to bring a chemical toilet in order to camp here) & water on tap, but it wasn't clear if it was safe to drink, so we didn't. We got the Gisborne Council permit for camping from the iSite in Wairoa, which cost $16 for two nights of camping. (Buying a permit for one night wasn't an option.)
We have been welcomed by a very friendly family, and the place is wonderful. Free.