Ruatiti Domain

Ruatiti Domain


29 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

6 Basic Camping

1 Ohakune


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Richard's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot recommended to me by my son. I was the only person in the place, not surprising being winter I guess, but enjoyed the beauty, peace and quiet, and solitude. Crackling campfire, gurgling river…does it get better?

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Sarah B

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic - thank you so much to the local council for this idyllic spot that can be enjoyed by anyone at no cost. Awesome don’t miss it

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Liv's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome freedom campsite! Right by the river for swimming and huge big grassy sites. There are toilets but bring loo roll :)

One of the best freedom campsites we have stayed at in the North island 👌

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Bee Rogers

Ranking: 10/10

Big FREE campground with beautiful scenic surroundings. You go through a fenced/gate property to get there. We stayed on the top camp area for one night, as the other two lower levels were quite busy. Long drops and tap available on top level (water needs to be boiled) and take your own toilet paper. The river looks like a perfect spot for a swim, if you stay long enough.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful campsite, toilets and fire pits on site. No one else there ! Highly recommend.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Burt's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Perfectly perfect. Big swimming holes, water warm after hot period, a walk downstream after crossing river by downstream campers, can bush whack up to ridge to west, fascinating swing ridge 30 min downstream

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Klára Křesťanová

Ranking: 9/10

Huge campsite, stayed only shortly and didn't see much. Lots of rabbits and some rabbit poo. Road is good, with a few rocks lying about, watch out (and maybe throw them away when passing 🙂). Used as a base camp for Tongariro crossing, Kehetaki carpark is 1h 5mins drive away. Bring your own toilet paper.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Eager Beaver

Ranking: 10/10

Fav campsite in NZ so far (actually the world). Drive all the way down and camp by the river. Numerous fire pits with plenty cut wood for all, tap water, clean drop and flush toilets. Trout fishing etc. Only negative I can think of is that there are no walking tracks easily accessible but if you have a car it's no problem, you're free to roam the surrounding area. Can't rate this any higher!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago