14 Rankers Reviews
194 Basic Camping
The Ngaherenga Camping Ground is situated right next to the Pureora Field Base and is surrounded by beautiful, lush native forest. A good place for nature lovers especially bird people - listen out for the fully endangered kokako.
There are 6 BBQ tables each with its own BBQ/fireplace, 5 of them are set in an alcove where a tent or caravan/motor home could park in.
North Island ▷ Waikato ▷ Tokoroa
Number of tent sites - 16.
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Great DOC campsite at the start of the Timber Trail. No cell phone reception so make your shuttle arrangements in Benneydale! Big grassy area, long drop, water, BBQ pit in some areas. Very quiet, just lovely bird song to listen to.
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Tranquil, relaxing place to stay at the beginning of the Timbre Trail and Mt Pureora. Fresh water supply and a toilet. Watch out for mosquitos!
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Nice place to stay for one night. $6 per person, easy to find, drinking water, fire places, large grass site.
Spacious campsite surrounded by beautiful forest. We had kakas swooping overhead early evening! Several sites had picnic tables and fireplaces. There was a rubbish bin and tap water was available. The campsite is just down the road from the start of the Timber Trail which we cycled with the use of local shuttles. There are also some great walking tracks nearby. There was only one other camper here when we stayed in April.
The best campsite during our trip: wild, full of birds, nice wood BBQ.
This is an isolated campsite just a few kilometers off the main road into Pureora Forest. There is ample parking for cars and campervans on the small rolling hills that create privacy for everyone. There is one clean drop toilet, one treated drinkable tap, and 6 fire pits with grates and iron plates to cook over. The BBQs referenced are not gas, so make sure to have plenty of firewood. There is a surplus of kindling around the site, but it was too wet to make a fire when we visited. There are lots of surrounding hiking and cycling trails, and this site is part of the Timber Trail. Honesty box of $6 per person per night. Stayed one night in June 2015.
Really beautiful DOC campsite in the countryside! Short gravel road, but feels like in the middle of nowhere! Big grassy area with 6 BBQ places and picnic benches! Fresh Water supply and one Basic toilet in a good condition! So far the best campsite on the north island!
The best here is the bird population, the sounds and birds you see are amazing! The worst for us was that we were eaten by mosquitos at night! Dozens of them got inside our car, that was not nice! Basic facilities, longdrop available and water supply. There is a public (flushable) toilet but it isn't walkable if you really want to go!..
Just 6$ p.p. unpowered (January 2015)
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 😍