Rerewhakaaitu, Brett Road Campsite...

Rerewhakaaitu, Brett Road Campsite

Brett Road Camping



9 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

336 Basic Camping

13 Tarawera



Brett Road - Rerewhakaaitu Recreation Reserve


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.


Feature Value Info


North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


  • Basic Camping





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites – 14.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day


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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 almost 3 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 4 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 4 years ago

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Sina Sacranie


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed about 5 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 over 6 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 6 years ago

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Stephanie Wirthlin


Ranking: 6/10

Too many sandflies.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ryan Dorsey


Ranking: 8/10

Nice lake, quiet and good price.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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