Glenfalls Campsite

Glenfalls Campsite

Glenfalls Recreation Reserve



12 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

76 Basic Camping

5 Napier



Glenfalls Recreation Reserve


The campsite is close to fishing, swimming, canoeing, rafting on Mohaka River.


Feature Value Info


North IslandHawkes BayNapier


  • Basic Camping
  • Free





  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 20.


Caroline's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Really nice free camp near the river (carefull sandfly !!) there is two toilets in a wood caban. Really nice spot for one night on the way to Napier or Taupo !

Reviewed 11 months ago

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E Huan Shin

Ranking: 8/10

Good site with great view, nicely located beside a river. Stayed there on Boxing Day and it was too crowded, with only one toilet available. Still, a recommended place.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Connie mcarthur

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely camp shame only longdrop toilets- would be great for fishing.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Mel Morris

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Nice wide open spacious spot by river. Plenty of room for everyone. Can get noisy at weekends with large local groups turning up. A few too many dogs off lead (meant to be an on lead place) and in the water where everyone swims is the reason for a slightly lower score.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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litguy luvsglampin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Glenfalls was the bestest eva, defo gonna b there again

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Gordon Lee


Ranking: 10/10

DoC camps are fantastic stops for low budget camping. This is one of the better ones we've stayed at on our 15 night drive around the North Island. Beautiful spot right on a waterway with hills either side & beautiful sunset to boot. Short 8k sealed drive in from SH 5. Basic amenities but if you want more there are other options.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Dave Currie

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent camping site, great swimming, also check out other DOC camping sites along Waitara Road.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Theresa Moss

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant camping ground. Lovely family atmosphere over Christmas holidays. Very pet friendly. Lovely fresh swimming area. Good clean long drop toilets.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Brodie Webster

Ranking: 10/10

Best campground, large grassy area next to the river with a bunch of friendly cows to entertain - say hello to Craig the farmer if you see him around on his buggy - top bloke that offered heaps of advice on what not to miss whilst in New Zealand. Drop toilet doesn't smell, BYO toilet paper.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Leith Hayllar

Ranking: 9/10

Great family spot, sandy beaches next to the river to play on and safe spots to take a refreshing dip, great space to kick a ball or play Frisbee and ample toilet facilities + the odd curious cow to entertain the young ones :).

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Melissa Hermansson

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Huge campsite with plenty of 'long drop' toilets, good swimming, beside the river. Nice quiet spot, great for a long stay.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Emma K


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful site. Right next to the river. Green, no noise, houses in sight make you feel safer.
Plenty of room in the toilets.
Be careful driving in muddy grass when it rained.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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