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357 Basic Camping
Located alongside the mighty, long and winding Motu Coach road, this remote campsite is at the Whitikau entrace to Raukumara Forest Park.
North Island ▷ Out East ▷ Opotiki
Beautiful setting surrounded by Bush covered hills and very isolated but very quiet at night with just the gentle sound of the nearby river and the occasional morepork at night. Just a longdrop toilet and two campfire sites, but costs nothing. Access down a long gravel road off the infamous Motu Coach Road which is recommended for 4WDs from the Motu/Matawai end although standard cars are OK.
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There is a gravel and dangerous road, around 30 km and 1hour to reach it. The campsite itself is nice, but the entrance to Motu Road starting close to Opotiki is absolutely not for campervans and just for 4wd cars.
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