Hot Water Beach Campsite

Hot Water Beach Campsite

Te Rata Bay


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9 Tarawera


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Hot Water Beach Camping Ground


Now has access without boat via the Tarawera Trail which was opened in 2013.

The extra effort is rewarded with a great outlook and nearby hot springs. The Hot Water Beach Camping ground is VERY popular during the summer, so have a plan 'B'.....


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DOC Bay of Plenty

Central government organisation


North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


  • Basic Camping


Laurenz's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

It’s a pretty nice campsite and well worth the four hour walk. There is no running water, but the hot springs and the view make up for it. Campsite and long drop toilets are clean.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Kevin's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice campsite. We hiked in (around 4hr) and booked the water taxi back. It was late June and we happened to be the only people that night so that changes our perspective quite a bit as we're told it gets pretty crowded in summer. Nice hot pool and clean toilets too.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Nigel Shaw

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Ranking: 6/10

Boat Access only, been there twice and it is a really nice spot. Toilets are composting type and can become a bit smelly during summer when there are plenty of campers. Not a big camp ground and is very popular in summer months and can become a bit over populated. However it's a great spot and will be back again.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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