Omahuru (Ogilvies) Camping Ground lies down a remote valley that follows the Waimana River on it's descent out of Te Urewera National Park. 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.
North Island ▷ Out East ▷ Opotiki
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.
Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 74 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.
Perfect!! Lost in the middle of nowhere. We can swim in the river.
Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.
Will and Taylor
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.
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 😍