Rosie Bay

Rosie Bay

Te Urewera


8 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

15 Lake Waikaremoana


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Rosie Bay Camping Ground


A small (only 6 sites), yet popular campsite on the foreshore of Lake Waikaremoana.


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Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua

Commercial organisation


North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneLake Waikaremoana


  • Basic Camping
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CjSikz's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Currently closed with barriers up. As were all campsites we visited in the area. They are hoping to re open end of January

Reviewed 8 months ago

Caroline's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful place near the lake. We spent 3 nights there. Toilets are a bit far but that’s totally fine.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Luke Poulson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

You have to watch out or this place as its right on the bend. There's a toilet further up the track and a really lovely view - you can swim if you want. Incredible views and a short walk up the hill to get to lou's lookout.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Fantastic views around, nice and tidy. The toilet is a little walk away, there's just one and you can't close the door properly and don't forget your own toiletpaper, but it wasn't any problem at all to us. We stayed just one night, which is sad, there a lots of goodlocking walks around. We can highly recommend the two hours cavewalk starting just a few 100 meters further down the road towards Wairoa. So much to explore.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Danica Lawson

Ranking: 8/10

Gorgeous views! The entrance is poorly signed- I drove by it twice. The campsite was full when I arrived but a few extra people squeezed in near the boat ramp. Very basic toilet 100m back up the road. Worth it to wake up to an amazing sunrise over Lake Waikeramoana.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Florian Littmann


Ranking: 5/10

Unpaid but a lot of wind and sandflies.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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David Restell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely little campsite where we stayed for 2 nights.

+ Free,
+ Fantastic views and location,
+ Long drop toilets clean and not smelly.

- The toilet is a bit of a trek back up the road away from some camping spots.

Not a negative but the 2 nights we were there it was very windy in the inlet. Almost rocked to sleep in the van.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in May 2013

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Courtney Quintrell

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful! Free! No people! Small, lovely campsite all to myself.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013