17 Rankers Reviews
Rotorua District Council managed reserve. Vehicles with purpose built sleeping facilities (eg. motorhome, campervan, caravan, house bus etc) are permitted to park overnight in designated spaces within the existing carpark area. No cars, utes, passenger vans etc. No tents.
Local government organisation
North Island ▷ Rotorua Region ▷ Hamurana
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Great place to stay. Long drop toilet however very clean and tidy. Beautiful spot to swim and cool off. You can also watch the kyakers and Whitewater rafters go down the river. We ended up staying 2 nights here as found it much nicer than staying in Rotorua. Expecially on a hot day. Only downfall was no Vodafone reception in the area.
Great quiet spot for staying overnight free of charge close to Rotorua. Make sure you head past the first car park to the top / second car park which is where camping is allowed. The only downside is that there’s only a long-drop toilet there with no water (hand sanitiser provided). The toilet at the bottom car park is much nicer. Also the phone signal is hit and miss. The walk along the river is lovely and you’ll often spot groups of rafters heading down the waterfalls here.
We stayed here on 2 different nights, well sign posted easy to find, plenty of space & peaceful
We went there to do the jump off the cliff. Nice jump but fast current makes it a bit difficult the first time.
Fifi and Jay
Hey, it's free and close to city centre, beautiful walks here and basically on the trout pools. But smelly gross toilet and lots of noise from kayakers as this is their base. still, it was free and convenient. Quite a few people here when we stayed too.
Excellent spot for paddlers. The trash and toilets are the only drawback, otherwise worth the trip from Rotorua.
If you like to kayak, there is world class white water on the Kaituna!
Busy location with kayakers as well as motor-campers. Some smell from the heavily used drop loo, but well maintained.
It's just a small parking lot with concrete and a rather smelly drop loo. In the early evening whole bunches of kayakers came out and would be picked up here. Same really early in the morning and they made A LOT of noise. Didn't stay longer than one night as we didn't feel really safe with all the people trafficking... Though it's a free place around Taupo but there are better options.
Great place to stay with a lot of local kayakers. It is a large parking lot with a bathroom. There were great walking trails from the lot.
Free camping for self contained vehicles in the carpark only 15mins from Rotorua. Toilet ok. Nice walks and views of the trout pools and falls. Sadly there is a lot of rubbish lying around.
20 km from town, a car park with a rather smelly long drop toilet. But a convenient and free site to stay at in Rotorua!
Small car park close to the river. There is a very smelly toilet, possums eating rubbish and no place to sit and eat your dinner. In early morning around 6am there already were people with kayaks.