Rerewhakaaitu, Brett Road Campsite...

Rerewhakaaitu, Brett Road Campsite - Brett Road Camping

Rerewhakaaitu, Brett Road Campsite

Brett Road Camping


13 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

6 Tarawera


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Brett Road - Rerewhakaaitu Recreation Reserve


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.

Dogs are not allowed in areas administered by DOC in the Rotorua area.

Drinking water is not provided at this campground. Campers must bring their own or boil/filter lake water.
Cell phone reception is intermittent in this area.


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DOC Bay of Plenty

Central government organisation


North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


  • Basic Camping


Laurenz's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice campground at a beautiful lake. No running water, but toilets and campsite are clean, no sandflies.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Parth's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views, well maintained facilities and peaceful surroundings.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Calvari Francois Dirk Leunufna


Ranking: 10/10

Nice, quiet, and clean campsite. The campsite is not a big one but perfectly situated by the lake. Swimming is a must, especially on those hot summer days. There are two clean wooden long drop toilets equipped with tap and lit basin, which regularly cleaned by a caretaker (cool and friendly guy :)). He welcomed us in the afternoon and provided us with information leaflets about the area. We'll definitely come back again!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Karin's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Quiet nice campground direct to the lake. Clean compost toilet.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Not quite as nice as nearby Ash Pit road campsite. But it's smaller with more nooks and crannies in amoungst the trees, if that sort of thing takes your fancy. It seems to be well maintained over summer, but less so in the off season.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Judith & John Bishop

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Smaller campsite than Ash Pit Road - you can walk between the two. This one is near the road so there is traffic noise when it is busy. There are several areas for camping surrounded by trees which do give shelter. Boat launching is not as easy as the Ash Pit Road site.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Sarah North

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely clean campsite next to a beautiful lake. Friendly volunteer came to take payment. Very quiet, great location for geothermal attractions. We had a quick dip in the lake while the sun set :-)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Sina Sacranie


Ranking: 7/10

Nice lake, close to main road but cannot hear the traffic.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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ramy's avatar


United States

Ranking: 3/10

Poorly maintained...a lot of evidence of vandalism. Could be a very nice place but needs help. Rubbish piled high.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Megan Child


Ranking: 2/10

Poorly signposted, full rubbish bins (seemed they had not been emptied in a long time). Honesty box for payment smashed. Overall it seemed poorly maintained.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Stephanie Wirthlin


Ranking: 6/10

Too many sandflies.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ryan Dorsey


Ranking: 8/10

Nice lake, quiet and good price.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Ann-Katrine & Sille


Ranking: 9/10


Reviewed about 11 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