Holdsworth Campsite

Holdsworth Campsite



10 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

7 Basic Camping

1 Masterton


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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


Showing 8 reviews of 10.

Elise and Alastair's avatar

Elise and Alastair

Ranking: 10/10

A simply fabulous camp area. Lots of space private campsites, fires allowed with permit. Note there are more than two flush toilets we know of at least five with other long drops. There are great shelters, really good walks. Best of all Eric the caretaker/ranger hard-working, very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 4 years ago

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Anthony Baker's avatar

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 5 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 6 years ago

GN100's avatar


New Zealand

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 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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