Wentworth Valley Campground

Wentworth Valley Campground

Coromandel Forest Park


31 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

7 Whangamata


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If you want the ease of lattes, golf and shops mixed with a bit of forest and outdoors goodness, then Wentworth Valley Camping Ground is for you! Close to Whangamata (12kms away). This was once a large gold mining settlement with houses, shops and schools and is now a remote but comfortable campsite. Check out the nearby Wentworth Falls, Wentworth mines and a primo waterhole for swimming.
NOTE - If you have a DOC Conservation Campsite Pass, this is one of the two applicable campsites to incur an extra $5 surcharge.


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Wentworth Valley Camping Ground

Commercial organisation


North IslandCoromandelWhangamata


  • Basic Camping


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The Marktelows

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome spot nestled in the bush, very quiet and peaceful. So nice falling asleep to the sound of a river in the background. Host was lovely and so helpful.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Laura's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great campground, dog friendly with a river running along side they can swim in, $2 for a 5 min hot shower, which was hot, free cold showers, less than a 10 minute walk to a great deep swimming hole, lots of places for picnics, the toilets are long drops but for the price they were clean and had air fresheners, very beautiful place to stay, could hear the birds and river all night, take insect repellent!!!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Karin's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

I can‘t understand a ranking with 10!
Yes, the campround itself it peeceful in the forest with nice walks.
BUT: the toilets are arefull and therefore the rate with 15 pp for unpowered is simply to much. There are also some powered sites for 18 pp but the place for them is, compared to unpowered, bit shity.
All in all max overrated

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Jamie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Love this place! Love the host Niki, we come back every year.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in August 2018

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Chris & Peg

Ranking: 6/10

Nice quiet campground in lovely surrounding! The price is low, but so do the facilities. Showers are bit old, but ok. But toilets are bit disgusting.recommendable if you don't mind the toilets

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Alisa Makkaveeva

Ranking: 9/10

For $13 per person it is a nice place, however the toilets are quite average. There are BBQ, 2 basin, 2 showers for $2 for 5 minutes of hot water. 4 sinks with cold water for washing dishes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Claire Buckham

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Quiet doc campsite a short 10 min drive from Whitianga. The campsite is bordered by dense rainforest and a large stream. There is a field near the wardens office which has hook ups for motor homes and then a little further down the track are a couple of grassy fields with basic, but okay toilets, showers and sinks. There is also a BBQ shelter. The waterfall is 1.5 hours walk, which we alas didn't do, but I did explore in the dark and followed an overgrown trail which leaves the grit road on the left hand side if you're walking from the wardens office back to the camping area just after the bridge. It was signposted to the mines. About 3 mins from the grit track is a damp bank teeming in glow worms.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Paul Smith

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful setting and plenty of space in woodland. Good walk to the falls. Hot shower available at $2

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Harriet Smith

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location, friendly ranger. Basic but good facilities. Gravel road from main road to get there.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Blu Ice

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We want on a public holiday and it was packed. The women running the place was busy keeping the place clean constantly. She was very friendly and accommodating. The location was great and the waterfall was worth walking too.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Katarina Nordstrom

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of space for campervans and tents. A BBQ, free cold showers, plenty of sinks with running potable water. $13 for campervan in end January. Some hikes available from site like the Wentworth Waterfall Track which is beautiful. Well worth it I think :)

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Tim Tovey

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

$13pp per night is good value for money if you ask me, at this beautiful spot!
We lucked out with amazing weather for three days here and met some pretty great people, so we had a wicked good time! Bookings required in the busy season between Christmas and the first two weeks of January, Niki told us it had been chock-full until the night before we arrived as all the Aucklanders had just gone back to work. The campsite manager Niki is a real character! She's lovely. She lent us a spade for hot water beach, and charged our phones for $1 each. Free BBQ's and cold showers; $2 for a 5-minute hot shower, but you don't even need it coz the river is so beautiful and really warm in summer! There's an abundance of great swimming holes in the crystal clear river, all the way up to the waterfall; two waterfalls with a swimming hole in the middle that the more adventurous types can climb down a "goat track" to access from above... but there are plenty of good easy-access swimming spots as well. Oh and make sure you check out the glow work cave!!! It's about a ten-minute walk up the back of the campsite; just past the first swimming hole; it's magical at night time!
Bring something nice with you to give Niki, and say "Hi" from Tim from Shannon! Then I'll get heaps of favour next time I go camping there!!!! I'll definitely be back!! =p

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015


Ranking: 7/10

Hi Folks,

we stayed here in October 2015 with our Motorhome. It was a little scary to go through the furth before the campground, but it easily manageable. We had quie a lot of rain in before, so it was all a bit muddy and we really had to check before that we do not get stuck after another night of rain.

But, the loaction is very nice, calm and relaxed. Plenty of room to stay were you want. No fixed parking lot. The walk to the waterfall is wonderfull and I really enjoyed it walking with my 4 year old alll the way up and back. Its really worth a visit.

The facilities were in a good shape, though we had our self contained unit.


Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Cymen Crick

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