Clements Clearing Campsite

Clements Clearing Campsite

Kaimanawa Forest Park


Cassie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

This place is SUPER rustic but amazing. A friend and I did a camping road trip around North Island and this place sticks out in my mind as one of the highlights. The toilet was wasp infested but we made do. There is no water but little fireplaces and it is VERY quiet and other campers are extremely nice. I WANT to go back again. My friend and I had some wine and cheese and relaxed in nature on our chairs and had a good experience. We brought everything we could have wanted with us. The road is riddled with pot holes and there’s no good signage but you know you’ve found it when you stumble upon it.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2019

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Thomas Moller

Ranking: 8/10

It's a beautiful place within a great forest. If you want be isolated from the rest of civilisation it's the perfect place.

- there is no signposted from DOC
- one huge area and a lot of small isolated areas
- aproximate 15km from start of clements road gravel part or 30min
- we can't find water supply
- 1 toilet
- a lot of fire pits
- could see 3 picnic bench

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Connie mcarthur

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

Really long and windy one track gravel road before you get to this camp - looked quite scary - old caravans etc think it is for hunters - would not recommend this site.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Katie Fleck

United Kingdom

Ranking: 1/10

Long drive on rocky single track road. Extra dark, covered by trees. Not a great atmosphere, unpleasant toilet.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Anton Thisted


Ranking: 5/10

Long, windy gravel road to it, not really scenic, no water to be had.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Kevin Blom


Ranking: 7/10

To get there you have to drive further on the gravel road than you think but then you get there. Large campsite, two toilets (clean) nice spot,

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2012