Catleys Campsite

Catleys Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley


3 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

19 Thames


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  • No heavy vehicles past Hotoritori Campsite

    No heavy vehicles over 6,000 kg (class 2) can travel beyond Hotoritori Campsite due to road damage.

    This is a long term alert. 

    First published on 20 November 2020. Last reviewed on 10 June 2022.


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DOC Coromandel

Central government organisation


North IslandCoromandelThames


  • Basic Camping


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United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very picturesque and peaceful. Nice flat grassy site. Almost empty in early March. Small path down to river...good for a dip after a tramp up to The Pinnacles or round Billy Goat Trail.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jurgen Moors

Ranking: 8/10

Small but beautiful DOC camp with long drop toilets. There are 8 DOC camps in the Kauaeranga Valley, when you come here, make sure you find the right camp for you. We were here in late November and some of the DOC camps in Kauaeranga Valley had large groups of noisy teenagers. Beautiful nature walks, highly recommended!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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TJ and Julie Edwards

United States

Ranking: 10/10

River closeby. Lawn was mowed. Empty garbage cans. Walks close by. Clean and peaceful.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

DOC Managed

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 😍

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Cymen Crick

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