Piropiro Campsite

Piropiro Campsite

Pureora Forest Park


6 Rankers Reviews

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5 Te Kuiti


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Piropiro Camping Ground


Piropiro Camping Ground is a great place from which to access the Pureora Forest Park. Go hunting, tramping or mountain biking - this place is especially handy to access sections of the NZ Cycle Trail. Basic facilities available, please take all your rubbish with you.


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DOC Waikato

Central government organisation


North IslandWaikatoTe Kuiti


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


Sky's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice and quite no swimming spots near which was our only downfall

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Sam Brydon

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Very remote, peaceful and pretty. Lots of birds. Lovely walks nearby with interesting mosses, lichens and other vegetation. Long drops were bearable. Other campers were quiet and kept to themselves. Loads of space. Some huts with stoves you can use and it’s ok to have campfires. Great for nature lovers and dog friendly which is a rare find.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Doreen Gendel


Ranking: 10/10

Gravel road access, but really worth to go there. Have a walk to the hangbridge (amanzing, 150m long). Big site, little stream, oven for cooking.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

Back to basic camping, great if you like the remoteness and DOC style campgrounds (which I do). Good base for hunting etc, long drop toilets, shelter, fireplace.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Clive's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

A 14 km drive on a gravel road takes you to a very large clearing in the forest. Plenty of room for the 20 maximum sites stated, but (according to locals) can be taken over by hunters and/or cyclists. Basic facilities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Stefanny Ling


Ranking: 6/10

Basic free site that required driving through hazardous logging operation for a long while on windy gravel roads.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Cymen Crick

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