Whangaiterenga Campsite

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley


7 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

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This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Bookings are for a campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley – you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival.

You can book for a maximum of 3 weeks.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.

If you haven't booked and arrive when the visitor centre is shut

If you arrive after hours and wish to stay in one of the nine campgrounds you can pay by cash in the envelope provided at the visitor centre. The envelopes and dropbox are to the right of the main doors.

You can also pay using the online booking system.


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  • Basic Camping


Richard's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

It’s a nice spot, quite scenic, and you can find your own site for privacy in either sunny or shaded spots. Flushing toilets were clean and loo paper was provided. The stream running by is scenic and convenient for gathering water.
Unfortunately my quest for solitude and communing peacefully with nature, enjoying the gurgling stream and birdsong, coincided with the arrival of a group comprised of around 5 families who spent their time playing loud music and loudly reprimanding their children.
Rules are only of use if they’re enforced, and it would have been to see a DOC officer doing the rounds and getting people to quite. Sadly they spoiled it for the others, and I cut my stay short.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Miles Protter


Ranking: 10/10

A place of tranquility and beauty beside the stream, lots of grass and shade, uncrowded. 4 min walk south down the road to a great swimming hole. We were very lucky to have a concert violinist staying nearby practicing before a tour, strains of Handel wafting through the trees. Can hitchhike up to the parking lot for walks. A lovely spot. Thanks you DOC!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Alicia Hu

Ranking: 10/10

We are from Macau China. I think it's the best camp site in the valley! Lots of space. Flush toilet, clean , close, and no smell. The lovely creek is right behind our tent. Listening to the water and bird sing while sleeping is such a treat to life. $8 per adult and $4 for children, great value! Unfortunately we planned just one night due to lack of time. Would definitely come back again.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Thomas and Sonja


Ranking: 3/10

Terrible gravel road. Dirty toilets. $10 per person for nearly nothing.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Annabel Pirrie


Ranking: 8/10

Super nice location, about halfway between the DOC office and the end of the road. This site has flush toilets which are very clean and lots of shady spots to camp under. Also a smalll stream runs right by the camp so is great for a wash or to get water from. From what I heard from people who camp here often, this is the nicest camping spot of the lot.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Nice back to nature campsite, fireplaces, flush toilets, quite, enjoyed our Easter here 2012.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Will and Taylor


Ranking: 9/10

Stayed at Whangaiterenga campsite and it was excellent. A bit of an adventure getting there up a windy gravel road. Basic toilet facilities and close to the stream that you can swim in. Plenty of walks nearby.

Secluded. Lots of mosquitos so make sure to bring bug spray. Picnic tables and BBQ's. Checked out the other campsites in the area and decided to stay here again for our second night as it has lots of trees/privacy (the others were quite open).

Honesty box system. Very good value for what you pay.

Reviewed over 8 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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Nick Morrison

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