3 Rankers Reviews
380 Basic Camping
Park on Mountain Road and walk 500 metres into a clearing next to the stream where you can pitch your tent.
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
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Charming basic campsite in the forest by a pretty stream. There is a well-maintained long drop toilet. Water is easy to gather from the stream and treat/boil for drinking. The campsite is on a trail, so occasional dog walkers and cyclists pass. It's a short (5-10 minute) walk along forest road from the car. Perhaps this is why it's always quiet here.
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There are two grassy camping areas alongside this groomed trail. Walking out, there is a small trail to the right that leads to a more secluded site, but further down there is a more open area right next to the only toilet just before the bridge. Leave your car in the small lot next to the main road, and it's a 5 minute, 500 meter walk to the site. Gather up your belongings and make the short semi-hilly hike out. There is one bug-ridden drop toilet, the bright moonlight, stars and nothing else. No fires, BBQs, kitchen or rubbish bin. We saw no one but locals walking dogs. Call Auckland Council to reserve a site and pay the fee. Stayed June 2015.