Lake Tutira was great! Stayed for one night. Hardly any sand flies or mozzies. Swans are very friendly came right up to our tent while we were eating. Quite a big space too.
Our family of three stayed in Lake Tutira overnight from 4th May 2019. The weather was perfect with no or very little wind. 6 other campers shared a large area designated for camping. There was no other noise than trucks passing by on the other side of the lake. The water seemed to be clean but we did not swim. The campground is surrounded by kettle. And anywhere we went strong kettle farm like smell was present. And not only the smell. I personally dislike the fact that kettle and sheep have access right onto the lake bank. It degrades the human recreational area purpose altogether and there is no joy having a picnic amongst animals feces. Except for this we love Lake Tutira and come often in any season.
Beautiful place, just by the lake. Good hiking trails around the campsite. Definitely worth a visit.
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Beautiful setting in a paddock surrounded amongst tress for shade.
Three Composting long drops (bring your own toilet paper), no kitchen or shower facilities but running water that requires boiling first.
Approximately 700 metres from the road so you can hear the vehicles in the distance but nothing to worry about.
All the campers apart from one small group got a little noisey but apart from that it’s a stunning place to stay.
About 4 different walking tracks start from the camp grounds.
No cell phone coverage.
We will definitely be coming back :)
Stunning campsite right on the lake. Can hear some noise from the road across the lake but not loud enough to keep you awake. Nice sheltered area with benches for picnic and good trails here too. Drop toilet was ok, clean but no toilet paper
Pretty spot by the lake. Only thing that put me off were the black swans who were nosey and weren't scared off by me shouting at them and waving sticks!
Really nice little campground. The scenery is beautiful and there is ample space. It feels quite private, but you are close enough to the road (across the lake) to hear some noise during the night. Still, we really liked this spot!
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Nice little campground - but watch out for the aggressive black swans
Fees are on donation, and what a fantastic place this was! Birds and sheep keep you company. We got a beautiful morning with mirror reflection of the landscape in the lake, just stunning...
Awesome camp ground, next to a lake with great views. It was a pity it's unsafe for swimming. We really enjoyed staying here!
Nice little camp right on the Lake Shore, long drop toilets only but okay. Some nice walks around the lake, you can hear the road noise from the other side of the lake, but it's not that bad.
Lot's of friendly sheep not scared of humans at all. Paradise on earth if you like sheep, as they are all around you, and you can watch them all day long.
Good place with toilets and water, a few shelters if it is raining. You cannot swim or do any water activities on the lake, anyway good place to spend the evening, lots of walks to do.
Very nice sites direct on the lake, good fishing / swimming, quiet and romantic views over the lake. Toilets - sometimes no toilet paper, water.
Lovely tranquil lake and campsite with a number of mature trees to offer shade. Feels more remote (600 metres from main road SH2 ), but some traffic noise. Apparently the water quality is poor in the lake, but OK for a paddle.
You have to drive 600m from the picknick area to reach the camping spots. Just a longdrop and untreated water. You will hear the trucks on the road but for me it wasn't too bad. There are some walks nearby but they were closed for lambing when we were there.
Price: 5 $ pp
Beautiful place, water supply, toilets, walks and ducks.
Large area to park in with lots of mature trees right on the lake, very picturesque especially in the autumn. Lake not ideal for swimming but great for trout fishing, kayaking & bird watching. Handy to plenty of hikes, bush walks & waterfalls.
Great campsite between two lakes, so beautiful! With a lot of black swans, and little mountains around.....
Easy access from State Highway 2 onto a short gravel road that leads to a large camping area with good toilet and water facilities. Presently $5 per night per person. The lake is very tranquil but the ever present engine braking of trucks on the highway is a downer.
Lots of nearby walk options with Lake Waikopiro a easy 30 minute stroll for all ages.