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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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Email: wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: (04) 384 7770

Phone (intl): +64 4 384 7770

Otaki Address:
North Manakau Road, Tararua Forest Park, Kapiti

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21 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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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.

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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.

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Sheila Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fabulous walks in the area.

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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.

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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 !

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Loic JOURNET

Ranking: 8/10

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

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Mabel Vanasperen

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot. Several good places hard to find after dark. Very basic facilities but there is a shelter. Excellent place to stay on the way to take the boat in Wellington, but you risk staying too long in the morning.

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CMG

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Great overnight camping/parking. Basic campsite, but pretty, sheltered and quiet. Easy access of the highway.

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Arvid Hellquist

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Basic campsite. FREE! Nice river after about ten minutes walk.

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James Webster

Ranking: 5/10

Free campsite but unfortunately not a very nice long drop and badly signed. A good distance down Manukau Road North.

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Vojtech Mejzlik

Ranking: 7/10

Nice quiet free camping, very large area, lots of green and trees, 2 dry wc, there's a small bay/pound in bush where you can dip called Swimming hall-5min walk, the place is well maintained.

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Joanna Doran

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning spot, very quiet. Not loads of sites but we had no issue. Great stop over spot on the way south. We drove from here to Wellington and had most of the day to explore the city and museum before an evening ferry.

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Meredith Griffiths

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Free campsite with toilets, a shelter where you can make a fire and a nice walking track right next to the campsite. Really enjoyed camping here.

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