Otaki Forks Campsite

Otaki Forks Campsite

Otaki Forks area

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12 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

25 Basic Camping

1 Otaki

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Otaki Forks Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park

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Camp on a river terrace within Otaki Gorge.

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Location

North IslandWellington RegionOtaki

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  • Basic Camping

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Accommodation

  • Unpowered Campsite

    150 camp sites. Open October long weekend till Easter.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 11.

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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 3 months 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 about 1 year ago

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Grant Duguid

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot.

Reviewed over 3 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 almost 4 years ago

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Janek Belcher

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

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

Reviewed over 4 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 about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Dick Kooij

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Adam Hayley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

One hell of an unsealed road to get to it, the water/river is not as accessible as described/mapped and the millions of crickets everywhere wasn't great. But nice loos and recycling.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Nick Morrison

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