Arohena Campsite

Arohena Campsite



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5 Tokoroa


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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.


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North IslandWaikatoTokoroa


  • Basic Camping


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Jack's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

The campsite is ok, seen much better. We stayed 2 nights on the 30th and 31st December 2020, the amount of noise produced by stayers was just awful, young people playing loud music up until 4am. burning fires, shouting and screaming. No ranger on site so you will have to deal with it yourself. At 4 am we asked to keep the noise down and almost got into a fight as those rednecks couldn't' careless. Some locals just come there anytime and do whatever they like, and those are far from being noble sirs and madams. This is defiantly no the place if you have small kids, not family oriented. The water in the lake was pretty dirty and green too. Only 4 flush toilets for the whole campground means constant ques at any time of the day. Lots of boats and noise. There is no shade so you will burn unless you take cover with you. If you have allergy beware, there is something in the air, 2 of our mates had a reaction. Water supply was pretty weak too and the water was smelly as well. Will not be visiting this campsite anymore, I d rather go up north where it is much more civilised.

Reviewed 2 months ago

RossGo's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful site on the edge of the lake, lovely countryside driving there, heaps of room. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Mic&Ric's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful view of the Waikato River. A great place to set up for a few days. We spent one night on our drive down the island. A bit of a county drive to get there but it was worth it. Narrow gravel road for the last stretch. Clean flushing toilets with Tp. A Few fire pits scattered around. Water must be boiled. Lots of people with boats, jet skis and dogs. Family friendly area. Great for large groups. $8pp

Reviewed 4 months ago

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 about 1 year ago

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 about 1 year 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 about 2 years 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 about 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 about 3 years ago

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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