Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite...

Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite

Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite


19 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

10 Tarawera


Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.



Camp on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu

A bird watchers paradise - grab your bino's and sit still! The Brett Road Camping Ground is situated on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu. There is good swimming, fishing and walking nearby. No fires permitted any time of the year. Just down the road from the Brett Road Camping Ground.

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Book Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite online.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
The maximum length of stay is 7 nights. Vehicles are limited to 2 per booking including boats.

There is a maximum of 6 people for overnight group reservations. Make additional reservations for larger groups.

Maximum campsite size 72m squared.


Feature Value Info


DOC Bay of Plenty

Central government organisation


North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 reviews of 19.

Zac's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Lots of space. Tall trees shaded most of the site in April. Longdrops toilets well built. Not water when we went. Dirt bikes went past a couple of times.

Reviewed 3 months ago

MMM's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Very happy to fine this beautiful spot! Lovely spread out camp ground along the lake front. Lots of well maintained clean toilets. Ideal safe swimming, paddling etc for families to enjoy.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Eske's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Big campsite- plenty of space right down to the lake.
The management have shifted between different departments the last couple of years and hence the quality have been boubious.
This summer a DOC manager have been present and have corrected many missings.
There's no kitchen or wastedeposit. Water needs boiling. Only noise is from animal-life. But still 7 out of 10. Would stay there again because of view and tranquility.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Miles Protter's avatar

Miles Protter


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely spot by the lake far from the traffic. Can find shady spots or full sun. Camp manager Pierre is really helpful and has all the answers. Lots of weekenders arrived after 7 (including some guys with a sofa on their trailer) but everyone was very chilled and quiet. Water from a tapas one power outlet. Ladies not so keen on drop toilets. Nicer feel than Brett Rd next door.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Lisa's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful spot, the lake is gorgeous and warm. Unfortunately there is no water supply despite the info listed.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Cymen Crick's avatar

Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

My fav camping spot on this lake with a long name that's hard to pronounce.....Ash Pit comes into it's own over summer. Swimming, boating, fishing. Let the good times roll.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Geoff's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely loved this site, such a lovely spot and kept very beautifully. Lovely manager who really looked out for us in our tent in some rather windy cold spring weather! Tap water needs boiling to drink.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Ben Apellido's avatar

Ben Apellido


Ranking: 10/10

This is the biggest of the 3 campsites, the views over the lake are amazing, make sure you walk back to the previous campsite on the road through the track in the forest as it is teeming with birds. As for facilities, the camp is massive and has water spigots, shelters and cabins to hang your solar shower in the summer.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

KristinRaleigh92's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

This is a nice little camp site by the river. It's well off the main road so it is a bit of a drive but there is no road noise. There are drop toilets which were fine. There are no shelters for cooking, no sinks and no lights. We did manage to find some water however it's not suitable for drinking. $6 per adult per night. I recommend this site and would return again.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Judith & John Bishop's avatar

Judith & John Bishop

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great DOC camp site on the edge of the lake. We were there over a holiday weekend. There was plenty of space of all of the large groups in tents, caravans and motorhomes. Toilets are vaulted or composting so live with the smell when its busy. Fresh water tap is near the on site wardens caravan. Great value at $5 per night per person.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Louison Laissus's avatar

Louison Laissus


Ranking: 9/10

Nice view, very quiet, clean toilet, water available (but quite hard to find).

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Antoine's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

First night with our van. Good place to stay, not too many people.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

ramy's avatar


United States

Ranking: 3/10

This campground was poorly maintained. There was a lot of evidence of vandalism in the area...the ground was torn up by 4 wheelers and signs were knocked over or broken off. Rubbish was piled high in containers or spilling over on the ground. This campsite has loads of potential but needs help.

Reviewed about 9 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 😍

Cymen Crick's avatar

Cymen Crick

Rankers Owner