Arohena Campsite

Arohena Campsite




8 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

220 Basic Camping

5 Tokoroa



Landing Road Camping Ground


Camping ground on the banks of the Waikato river. The Landing Road Camping Ground is a perfect place for swimming, picnicking, fishing and water sports. The last 1km of road to get here is a winding, narrow gravel road. Large motor homes may struggle to negotiate the tight corners.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoTokoroa


  • Basic Camping




Shannon's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

It’s a beautiful place, lovely views! Flush toilets and a washing up area .
$8 pp.
There was no shade, and and was in the scorching sun all day! Also no walking tracks.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Sassy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome open space for camping. Toilets on the top of the hil was a downfall. There was only one main area to swim the other side was muddy and rocky if u dont mid swimming in that. The area has a flat levels to camp on with big standard posts to fence off each level which kept it safe from cars driving everywhere.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Johanna's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

One of our favourites!
+ Great place right by the lake, The a stunning view and good, clean facilities. 4 Flush toilet with sink, two dish sinks under cover and picnic bences with fireplaces.
- No shower, not drinking water.

Come prepared and enjoy. Worth the 8$ per night / adult.
We had Conservation Campsite Pass, which worked.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Stefan Beiner


Ranking: 8/10

A nice place right next to the water. Not sure if it’s classified as lake or river. Can definitely go swimming there in summer. The drive is a bit steep the last bit but very doable with campervan.
The place seems to be popular with young Kiwis as mentioned by other reviewe. There were quite a few you people having fun and playing music for some time. However once dark it didn’t really bother us and there is plenty of space. We were able to enjoy a beautiful night sky.
Toilet facilities are very good and clean. Water available too although needs to be boiled for consumption.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Annina Jarvinen

Ranking: 8/10

In the middle of nowhere with locals using it best as they find suits them which means parties, using it as a dog playground and jetski arena. Dogs are not allowed for those staying in the camping site but obviously they are for locals. Pretty surrounding and drinking water, cooking shelter, flush toilets (4), hand soap and dish sink. So good facilities. Be very careful driving there and don't drive "the opposite" to what the locals expect you to do which means leave in the morning and arrive early afternoon. The roads there are really small and locals drive reeeeally fast on them and also in the middle of the road. So accidents could happen. But seem to the area of the north island I all and all feel it's a very nice campground!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Elena Rusalen

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely scenic location on the lake edge. Nice and quiet. Last bit of road is gravel but it's not very bendy or steep so wouldn't be a problem for most vehicles. Clean toilet block and drinking water points. Place for BBQ. Site is big enough that there is plenty of space, only 2 other people in there when I stopped in mid march. Honesty box to drop fees in ($8 with a tent). Useful location between Rotorua and Auckland to break the journey. Would camp there again.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Just spent the weekend here, spacious camp ground on the shores of Lake Arapuni, in a very picturesque setting. The toilets are excellent, stainless steel flush toilets, there is also an area undercover with sinks for washing dishes etc, two taps in the camp ground for water. There are Bar-b-que tables with a fireplace beside each table. Would appear to be quite popular as a few day visitors arrived for picnic's, fishing and boating activities. The cost was $6 per adult. The road into the camp site is gravel and winding with a steep hill as you drop down into the camp ground, I towed a 22 foot caravan behind a Toyota Hilux ute and had no problem with corners....Will be back again, awesome place.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Katrina Gamby

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

Basic camp, nice quiet area. Has boat ramp to river.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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