51 Rankers Reviews
249 Basic Camping
28 Tongariro / National Park Village
Easily accessed from State Highway 47 and very close to National Park Village. This campsite provides less facilities than nearby Whakapapa motorcamp but with far less cost ($4 per night).
North Island ▷ Ruapehu ▷ Tongariro / National Park Village
Number of tent sites - 21 (15 sites are suitable for campervans).
Showing 8 reviews of 50.
Nice place to stay near the mountain, prices have gone up to $15 for van sites, has classic long drop toilets would stay again
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Great location close to the trails, so good for late or early hiking days. Camper van sites have a reasonable selection of shaded or sunny. Toilets only okay. Little stream for swimming.
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This is a very good place to stay with a motorhome. Good hiking trails, a nice river to swim in and decent standard on the toilets. Close to the National Park.
Francois & Caroline
Very good DOC Campsite to stay before going early next day on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and joining the shuttle on National Park Village very close.
Toilets were clean and taps for water, very quote.
Great little spot not too far off the main road. Lots of manuka and flax bushes which created barriers between the car spots. The car camping area definitely looked more private then the tent camping area. We heard and saw lots of birds including a few fantails at our site. Had a little outdoor kitchen set up down by the tent area. There was a nice little trail along the creek with one small beach. $13pp and 10 min to Whakapapa village.
Great location as close to the walks and nice set up but facilities are not that great and too expensive for what you get. There are much better DOC sites that are better value for money.
Very conveniently located near the start of Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and very calm. However, price was too expensive (13 dollars per person and not 6 dollars as indicated in other reviews) for the level of service: only one toilet for the whole camping (with no light), and no drinkable water.
Myra Van Dijk
What a beautiful place. Quiet, nice places and enough toilets. And a swimming hole!
Nearby several walking tracks!
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