Ōtaki Forks Campsite

Ōtaki Forks Campsite

Ōtaki Forks area


13 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

5 Otaki


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Otaki Forks Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park


Camp on a river terrace within Ōtaki Gorge.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionOtaki


  • Basic Camping


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Tauz's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

The camp site further up the end of the road is closed until october so I had to stay at the first campsite which wasnt too bad. Couple cars drove in through the night other than that it was quiet. Theres a toilet there. No good veiws but was still an ok spot for one night 👍🏼 care takers house is not far

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Don Strachan

Ranking: 10/10

Outstanding! BIG space on a number of different levels with heaps of little hide-away corners. Great bush views & flushing toilet! One of the best DOC sites. Last few ks drive in are "interesting" and probably not for big Van's or caravans? Don't stop at the first little site - drive the extra k to on of the best spots ever. Bugs weren't bad either.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Alyson Reid

Ranking: 10/10

This campground is perfect! There is so much space and the setting us idyllic. This spot is right beside the river, with a man-made swimming hole. There are also some awesome walks nearby. Basic facilities. Ample privacy.
We paid $13 per person. Just make sure to stop at the caretakers cabin to pay before driving to the campsite so you don't have to go back.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Grant Duguid

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Peter Pan

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This is such a great spot! Long, long gravel road with a river crossing to get there, so be careful if you have a big van or caravan, but well worth the drive. We were the only ones in the whole site, which we couldn't quite believe! Plenty of space and DOC standard flushing toilets and running water. Beautiful spot!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Janek Belcher's avatar

Janek Belcher


Ranking: 5/10

Long gravel road to get there but the place was nice and you get woken up with nice bird songs.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Brenda Wallace

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

The occasional speeding hoon will come through for a fast drive, so pick your tent site with this in mind -- away from the thouroughfare is best.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Dick Kooij


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot at the end of a valley. Last 5km is very narrow road, but possible for campervans.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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