Waikawa Campsite

Waikawa Campsite

Otaki

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32 Rankers Reviews

10 Face-to-Face

299 Basic Camping

8 Otaki

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Diverse vegetation surrounds the campsite. Watch for fantails, tui, bellbird, whitehead, riflemen and kakariki. There are short walks, day trips and tramps nearby

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North IslandWellington RegionOtaki

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  • Basic Camping
  • Free

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  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 15.

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Showing 13 reviews of 28.

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JT

Ranking: 7/10

the little dump toilet was horrible. uneven surface but a lot of space and a good place for one night. take a bath in the river if you want to.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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QueeenBeee

Ranking: 4/10

This is a free campsite, but don't expect too much.. Although it is in nature, the facilities are not so great. Water supply is only from a river, but the toilets are much worse. Even though there are 4 of them, only one was opened and that was really something - everyone rather went to the woods... The only plus was the short walk you can take before going to bed.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Jeyeol Rhyu

Korea, Republic of

Ranking: 10/10

한적하고 조용한 캠핑장. 화장실이 깔끔하게 유지되고 있습니다. 아침 산책로도 잘 안내되어 있습니다. 화장실 근처에 3G가 터진다는 안내가 있네요

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Nad 05-66

Ranking: 7/10

Beautifull place but the toilets are not so clean !

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Jacqui Hutchins

Ranking: 7/10

The long drop is still there but out of use. There are now well maintained portaloos with not a singke sandfly in them.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Isabel van Megen

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It is a beautiful spot right within nature. There is plenty of room for vans, tents and larger motorhomes. Only negative is the little dump toilet. It really should be renewed and is just nasty.
Apart from that it is a great spot and a good starting point for some walks and hikes as well

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Amy Lord

Ranking: 5/10

It was near the river but the toilet was horrible! It smelled, didn’t have toilet paper, lots of spiders and only one onsite. The trash was overflowing and the campgrounds smelled. It was worth the price...free!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Lizzy Cobeldick

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Really pretty area and nice areas to walk around and nice to hear the river. Had a cool shelter with fire pit. Someone had ripped up the grass so was muddy and could not camp in a lot of the grounds and the long drops were pretty gross. We would still stay here again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in June 2017

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Kirsty Brewin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Nice little campground amongst the birds and the trees. Drop loo problem seems to have been sorted -it was nice and clean and even had toilet paper. Would happily camp there again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Sheila Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fabulous walks in the area.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Rhea Welsh-Hussain

Ranking: 7/10

Really pretty DOC campground but the drop loo was terrible. There was also a cat (from a caravan) that kept trying to get or food! Also a few sand flies, but the stunning waterhole made up for it all.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tatiana Rochereau

Ranking: 7/10

DOC basic campsite. Not far from the main road. Easily accessible. So many places. Shelter to cook. Shade. Really cool. Protect and respect nature !

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Loic JOURNET

Ranking: 8/10

Grand espace de verdure proche d'une rivière avec des gouilles pour se baigner

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nick Morrison

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