Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite...

Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite



15 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

260 Basic Camping

11 Tarawera




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.


Feature Value Info


North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites – 30.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day


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Ingrid Menet

Ranking: 2/10

No rubbish bins, no water in the sink, The toilet smells awful for the price of $13.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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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 about 3 years ago

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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 about 4 years ago

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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 over 4 years ago

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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 over 4 years ago

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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 almost 5 years ago

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Louison Laissus


Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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