Waihi Gorge Campsite

Waihi Gorge Campsite



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Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, wide campsite, definatley worth 8 bucks p.p. furthermore there was a very nice camphost who was happy to Help with any problems.
Toilets are super clean, river nearby is warm and nice to swim unfortunaley no trouts to fish there, so that wohl 9/10

Reviewed 4 months ago

Elaine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Our first camp out of Christchurch. Lots of room to camp with clean, flushing toilets. We had a great time exploring the river and the drive in, though a little long, was through beautiful countryside,so worth it. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Ranking: 9/10

This was a beautiful campground, it was a bit of a drive out of town but worth it. Huge camping area, we were the only ones there when we stayed. Beautiful stream that you can camp near. Clean, flushing toilets on each end of the campsite. We would definitely visit again.

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in June 2019

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Mads Mossin

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice doc site. Freindly manager. Clean toilets. Beautiful surroundings!

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in March 2019

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TP&MM's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Very helpful, chatty lady host. Chose a nice spot for us with a view. Proper flush toilet was clean. Grassy areas and some have space for camp fire.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Henk Sjon


Ranking: 9/10

Yey! Finally a campsite which offers fire making options! We were so happy! Untill the rain began to fall... Nevertheless the campsite is well taken care of and has an fine toilet site. Good place to stay overnight.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2018

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Clara Rawlings

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views, we especially loved how peaceful it was, I think there was only one other camper on the entire site! Easy self registration $8per person. Cool that there are fire pits which help to keep the sandflies away!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Jozef Pinkerton


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful spot by the river. Very friendly caretaker. Toilets flush and clean. Great spot for a night or two and close to town.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Rebecca Lindsey

United States

Ranking: 7/10

We paid $16 for two people in an unpowered campervan site.
This is a big grassy area with nice views and very basic facilities, though the toilets do flush. Sand flies were present and annoying here. The spot seems to be in the middle of nowhere, so I wouldn't recommend driving far out of your way for it, but if you're in the area this a fine spot to spend the night! Good value overall.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Veronika Lipkova


Ranking: 10/10

The best camping site we have experienced throughout our two week holiday. Amazing scenery!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Joshua Hawkins

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic spot, beautiful river, great space, nice toilets.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Mattijs Hoogenbosch

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful campsite with the river beside it! No facilities though there were some toilets, but they didn't work. Only water that you have to boil before drinking. So if you don't need all that, the site is amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Elles Janssen


Ranking: 6/10

Lots of sandflies, facilities were okay but not very clean. It's cheap, so that was good, but very basic campsite.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Janie Allen

Ranking: 10/10

Just as described, peaceful countryside with sheep and stream. Loos clean. Exactly what we needed and much nicer than being in Geraldine itself.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Chris Wainman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good site, beautiful location, no faults and would use again.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sally Mortensen


Ranking: 9/10

Such a beautiful spot for a night. Spacious, cheap ($6) and scenic. Not too far off the main rd and well worth it for a quiet night by the river

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Andrew K

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really great (and cheap) DoC campsite in utterly stunning scenery - mountains, forest, river, you've got it all. Plenty of room too, and a few decent toilets too. No sandflies either - yay!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Armin Boehmer


Ranking: 9/10

Waking up with sheep. Very scenic. A little bit off the main road.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Ranking: 9/10

A long way from any other city, a peaceful place with a beautiful forest in the background and a nice stream. Not so many sandflies either. Fee $6.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Roberto Hallblom


Ranking: 8/10

sites = 50, fee = $6.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Lieve Verdonck


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful DOC campsite, lot of space, nice cooling down (small) river. Great views! And only $6/person.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful setting, alongside a manuka and rata bush on one side and farm land with cows and sheep on the other side. plenty of grass for kids to run around and play on.
stayed with kids in a motorhome/bus and tent jan 2011.
beautiful river, small swimming holes for a safe dip in the refreshing water. kids enjoyed making dams and catching cockabillies.
nice doc camping ground with small fee. clean toilets and water that needs boiling.

Reviewed over 9 years ago