Kohaihai Campsite

Kohaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Reviews

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Michael Morgan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This is by far the best campsite I have ever been too. Stunning location, amazing flora and fauna. Beach cannot be swam at, however the lagoon is a great swim; deep enough at high tide for diving too! There are a lot of weka, so drive cautiously and keep your food and rubbish in secure locations! Toilets are clean and tidy. No potable water, but a spring can be tapped at low tide at drinkers caution. Lots to do, lovely nature walks and Scott’s beach is only 30m away. Will come back again, this campsite is a literal paradise!

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Kel

Ranking: 10/10

What a truly great spot. Well done DOC. It is a long drive but worth it

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Gee

Ranking: 9/10

Great location. So peaceful and chilled. Basic facilities but low costs. Lots of sand flys so remember repellent!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Rachel Mudge

Ranking: 6/10

Nice setting. Not many tent sites...better sites for camper vans. Sand flies were the worst we experienced... the walks were beautiful !

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Laura Meelynn

United States

Ranking: 10/10

BEAUTIFUL end of the road camping right by the beach at the western end of the Heaphy Track. Flush toilets and running water, no showers. Weka are everywhere. Sandflies galore so cover up, maybe even bug net and gloves.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Benedikt Suupt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

You are all alone, nobody is around you.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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deborah cooper

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

We went way out of our way to stay here. Unfortunately the best spots were closed as they were clearing the trees. Beautiful spot, but hard to enjoy because of the sandflies, even though we were well prepared for them. There are two very mountainous hills to travel to get here. Views were amazing on the drive.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Alex Lello

Ranking: 7/10

Fantastic location by river mouth and beach. Great sunset and track to camp site good. Clean loos and lots of BBQ spots. SANDFLIES GALORE!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Megan Jurgensmeyer

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful campsite! We were able to drive our van onto the beach and had an amazing stay!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Philip Schumann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent site, stunning location, beachfront or riverside, riverside swimming, clean facilities, loads of sandflies. Cellphone coverage! 2 nights maximum.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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kim

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Spots by the beach or by the inlet .Beautiful location that we werent able to fully utilise due to bad weather and waking to a flat battery.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Guillaim Terrangle

France

Ranking: 6/10

The perfect point to start different tracks along the beach and the Heaphy Track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Arthur Langlume

France

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful area with lovely beach, lake and mature surroundings. But crowded with sandflies....

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Gerard Berote

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Nicely located, limited infrastructure.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Kath Tonkin

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful location, nikau forests, driftwood fires on the beach in the evening, great sunsets (have to mention sandflies - but just deal with them).

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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mcp hm

United States

Ranking: 10/10

sooooo beautiful! the sunset and the gorgeous day walk were amazing. nice clean flush toilets. it was a long drive though, those mountains before karamea, whew!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Radana Dlouha

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place where you can find spots with privacy. Normal price $6.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Tom Guthknecht

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Just great, good facilities, great sites for tent/ campervan, great short and long walks around, also good to try a one day trip on Heaphy track.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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AnnaM

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best campsites we visited - beautiful views, clean toilets and secluded sites separated by bush. Right at the entrance to the Heaphy Track - a must do when in NZ!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Dupont

France

Ranking: 6/10

Really nice place but lots of sandflies.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Katey Justice

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very beautiful location. Lovely beach and river mouth with great walks very close by. Sheltered sites.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Bill and Noreen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Start of the Heaphy Track, absolute peace and quiet.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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gareth williams

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

great little campsite, good value and great views. good walking nearby as well get in early to get a good spot

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lynn Robinson

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great hike, good toilets, fabulous beach, river, the best of the best!!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Siegfried Krueger

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful campsite located on the beach, good toilets, no shower, good price.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Graeme

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A delightfull camp at the end of the road beside the Kohaihai River mouth and start of the heaphy track. While the sea is very dangerous for swimming the river is very safe, however if you do go swimming you have to brave the swarms of sandflies.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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K & J Overton

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

DOC sites have best locations and mostly excellent facilities.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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E C Frans

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot!! Toilets good! Road was not too bad getting there - very nice track.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Carolin Ranner

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect! BBQ grill available!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Daniel Dubach

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

We were impressed by its unique location.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago