19 Rankers Reviews
8 Lake Waikaremoana
The Waikaremoana Holiday Park is situated right on the shore of Lake Waikaremoana. This is a great place to base yourself at to explore the Te Urewera National Park. Check out the Aniwaniwa and Papakorito Falls, the 1,000 year old rata tree and the visitors centre.
There are heaps of amenities at this camping ground including a kitchen, laundry and camp store. Bookings are required year round.
- Well stocked General Store
- Petrol and Diesel
- Waikaremoana Great Walk - untouched native bush
- Trout Fishing
Please note that jet skis, house boats and float planes are not permitted on the lake.
Central government organisation
North Island ▷ Tairāwhiti Gisborne ▷ Lake Waikaremoana
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Stayed at Waikaremoana Holiday Camp prior to starting walk. Very comfortable stay. Picturesque setting. Cabins clean, more spacious than expected and lovely outlook over part of lake. Shared Kitchen and bathroom facilities more than adequate. Thankyou
This felt like a great find for us. The road through Te Urewera was tortuous, but we reckon it was worth it! So quiet and peaceful, big shared spaces and the lake was awe inspiring. The place could do with a bit of sprucing up- just to neaten the edges, but all in all a great place to unwind. Shame the walking trails were closed but you can't always have everything! The owners were very friendly and had a convenient shop and petrol pump for those that underestimated the drive
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍