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258 Basic Camping
This campsite was once a dairy farm. There are heaps of walks in the area in the amazing forest.
North Island ▷ Out East ▷ Opotiki
Number of tent sites - 60.
Are we there yet? A fair question when it comes to Te Pakau. It's a loooong winding gravel road alright. But I like the feeling of wilderness, and this place delivers one of the great road access wilderness camping drives in the North Island. But if easy access is your thing, then you're best to go elsewhere as this drive will frustrate you! Take it nice and slow with time on your side. The campsite location is wide and open. The river is sweet. No Kokako heard this time, but I have a strong feeling that I'll be back to put an ear out for its haunting call once more.
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 😍