Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite...

Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite

Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Rd Campsite


18 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

13 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.


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North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


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Showing 13 reviews of 18.

Issjah's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

We have been camping at this site for nearly 30 years and have seen it go down hill fast.
It was great when there was a manager onsite.
Our last experience was terrible and we left a day early because of the constant noise of dirt bikes racing up and down creating noise and dust.
Three of them belonged to a family camping there, the others just came in and gave us the fingers when I tried to take a photo.
You should also be aware that there is a scam going on trying to get campfee money out of people who haven't booked.
We were visited by a young woman pushing a pram asking for our booking.
We told her we have a pass and then she left.
An hour later an official council car appeared also asking about a booking!!!
this was on Saturday the 20th of February 2021.
We left the following day because of the bike noise.

Reviewed 9 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 almost 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 almost 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 almost 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 about 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 about 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 about 6 years ago

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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 over 6 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 7 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 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Antoine's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 7 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 over 8 years ago

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Marjolein Hartsuiker


Ranking: 8/10

NIce, quiet camping with a lake to take a shower. Good spot to head to Wai-o-Tapu early in the morning. Do the round walk before 10.15 when the geyser starts. Take a bath at Kerosene Creek, lovely but with a lovely smell of kerosene.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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