Otaki Forks Campsite

Otaki Forks Campsite

Otaki Forks area



11 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

52 Basic Camping

2 Otaki




Camp on a river terrace within Otaki Gorge.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionOtaki


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    150 camp sites. Open October long weekend till Easter.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day


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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 11 months ago

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Grant Duguid

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spot.

Reviewed almost 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 over 3 years ago

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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 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 almost 5 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 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 about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Ranking: 8/10

Nice big campground in the forest, be prepared for a windy gravel road to get there.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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