Holdsworth Campsite

Holdsworth Campsite




9 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

39 Basic Camping

5 Masterton



Holdsworth Camping Ground - Tararua Forest Park


A large campground at the end of a 15km sealed road. Lots of things to do including walks and river fishing / swimming.


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North IslandWairarapaMasterton


  • Basic Camping




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Van of Green Fables

Ranking: 10/10

Is Epic too strong of a word?Nah, this DOC campsite is Epic. How a campsite can be so large yet feel secluded I an unsure. There is vast amounts of grass campsites and several tucked away corners that offer privacy and wind protection. Only three flush toilets for a site this big is not enough, but there is a fresh water supply with taps throughout the camp. The real gems are the incredible bush walks suitable for a range of fitnesses; you can literally climb a 1700m mountain from here. Plus, and it is a big plus, there a several wild swimming spots to discover for those hot summer days. Epic.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Don Strachan

Ranking: 8/10

Great spot. Good shelter from NW or W weather if you get in early and tuck in on the left. Bit of hike to find the loo but maybe that's just me. Sun takes a long time to come up over the hills if need to dry out after a wet night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Nadja Kampfhenkel


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place to stay with heaps of campsites and lots to do in the area. There are two flushing toilets and a couple of longdrops. No showers on site. But we were able to have a campfire with a permit. Very friendly campsite warden as well.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Lukas Kuratko

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome place for stay overnight. Clean facilities, shelters, drinking water, nice hikes around and very friendly and helpful ranger. Recycle bins on site.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Anthony Baker

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful well maintained campground surrounded by mountains and a range of well kept and pleasant walks. Caretaker was really friendly. Toilet blocks, drinking water and sheltered table areas provided.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Allan MacGibbon

Ranking: 9/10

Outstanding facility. Great caretaker and well kept. Plenty of walks and trout in the stream. Well worth a day or two. Good access in with a sealed road all the way. Narrow in parts but no issues. Well done DoC.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Excellent large campsite at the base of Tararua Forest Park - nice river and plenty of tracks to walk. Surrounded by mature bush

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Mike & Suzann

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely location, all ammenities (hot showers, BBQ etc) really peaceful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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