Rob & Makere
Very clean and tidy. Big improvements have been made over the past 12 months since our last visit to the camp. Great staff. The camp is worth staying at
Camp kitchen scrupulously clean but absolutely barren, nothing at all, not very good as you are not able to pop down to the shops easily. We had a cabin, again no crockery or cutlery supplied, luckily we had brought food that we didn't need to cook, or we would have had to eat raw food, managed to find some take away cups in the car to drink out of.
Sad that the DOC site doesn't mention to bring EVERYTHING including the kitchen sink!! We were not impressed.
We were disappointed with this holiday park. We thought from the map that you would have beautiful views of the lake from most sites, but hedges block all the views, which I guess does make it more sheltered. We also thought it would be a good place for our little kiddies to swim in the lake but seems to be more catered for boaties. The facilities are nice and I could see some of the cabins did have great views, but the kitchen seating was definitely inadequate.
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Prices have gone way up. $38 for 1 person, 1 night on unpowered tent site. No Wifi. Nice walks close by. Shop is in the same price region.
A torturous journey across mountains on gravel road from Rotorua but brilliant scenery and well worth it when you get there! Power sites and very good facilities. Journey to Waipoa in the other direction much easier and quicker. Good walk 2hrs return to the falls.
Toilets, everything very clean! Reception very nice. $15 for 1 person.
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Very friendly, kitchen with a lot of gear. Washer very cheap 2€ and only 1€ fro shower. But the night is around 20€/pers
awsome view, very clean place, new and very well maintained facilities, very good value~ only need to be aware the drive to holiday park, quite long gravel road before reaching
Long, winding, gravel road but worth the trek once you reach the site. Beautiful lake, popular with fisherman and boats. Very clean and well maintained kitchen, washroom, bathrooms and hot showers. Great walk up to Lake Waikareiti if you get the chance (3hr return from camp).
Just a stunning location. Campsite is quite large and has very good facilities. When we were there it was quite cold and drizzling, some sheltered sites for small vans and sheltered walkways would be a good investment.
It was a nice campsite.
Steffi and Phil
Ein schöner Campingplatz mit zahlreichen powered sites. Leider haben einige Stellplätze spürbares Gefälle, wodurch nur einer von zwei Stellplätzen neben einem Toiletten- und Duschhäuschen in Frage kamen (von Vorteil, da die Toiletten und Duschen sehr sauber waren!). Der Shop bietet ein bisschen Infomaterial und notwendige Lebensmittel.
Eine Wanderung (Beech Walk) führt in ca. 35 Minuten zum DOC Visitor Center, von wo aus viele weitere Wanderungen starten. Die Hunerai Wasserfälle sind auf jeden Fall sehenswert, ebenso der Papakorito Wasserfall.
Um zum Campingplatz zu kommen, müssen ca. 50-70 km Schotterstraße gefahren werden - wobei die Bodenwellen es in sich haben! Nehmt Euch genügend Zeit für die Strecke (egal ob von Gisborne/Wairoa aus oder von Rotorua aus!).
Unserer Meinung nach lohnt sich die Strecke und der Aufwand, diese zu fahren, nicht im Vergleich zu dem, was man dort sehen kann :-)
We stayed here for 1 night whilst we did the lake walk (short one) $18pp power.
+ Reasonably priced,
+ Fantastic view and location (Right on the lake)
+ Very close to plenty of waterfalls and walks,
+ Very clean and tidy facilities,
+ Lovely are,
+ Petrol available.
Lovely campground, we were there in autumn so weather wasnt great but was still great there.
We were out of season but it was fabulous - great location overlooking the lake, all the facilities of a Top10 in a lovely setting and cheap.
Petra & Rolf
Nice place at the lake, walkways starting at the campground.
All facilities, inc shop.