Omahuru Campsite

Omahuru Campsite


3 Rankers Reviews

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11 Opotiki


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Lot's of space. Picnic tables. Fire pits.
Nice flush toilets


Wilderness Camping

Omahuru (Ogilvies) Camping Ground lies down a remote valley that follows the Waimana River on it's descent out of Te Urewera. It's a decent drive (including around 15 mins on gravel road) and the campsite has an isolated feel. If you are looking for a wilderness experience, then it's well worth a look.


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North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneOpotiki


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Cymen Crick's avatar

Cymen Crick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

It's a solid gravel road drive in if you're behind the wheel of a large campervan (like I was), but it doesn't stop me giving this place a solid 9 ranking. It feels isolated and we had it to ourselves. I get the feeling that this might be norm (except public holidays maybe). It's a massive grassy area with a number of picnic tables and the river is a real gem to swim in. There's a few nearby walks if you have time too. This forest is home to the rare Kokako. Take a listen.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in April 2018

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Nelle Dutilleur


Ranking: 10/10

Perfect!! Lost in the middle of nowhere. We can swim in the river.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Will and Taylor


Ranking: 7/10

A bit in the middle of nowhere...

Beautiful, breath-taking area close to a river and many walks. Plenty of picnic tables, good clean toilets and well-maintained fire pits. Doesn't seem like many people use this spot, so the privacy was nice.

The site is down a long, windy, gravel road which was quite tricky in spots. Very isolated (no phone service in case you run into trouble i.e. get a flat tire). No signs until you're at the campground.

Overall, a nice spot but tricky to get to.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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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 😍

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Nick Morrison

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