Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite...

Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite

Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite


19 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

10 Tarawera


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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 8 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 4 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 5 months ago

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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

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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

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

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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 almost 6 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

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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 almost 7 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 😍

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Cymen Crick

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