Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking



7 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

52 Freedom Camping

7 Turangi




This place is not suitable for large vehicles. Medium to small, self contained vehicles only.

There are multiple sites up the gravel road that are sign posted, the third being where there is the most space and direct access to the stream.

The end of the road has a large, grassy area for larger vehicles.


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaupo RegionTurangi


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free





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Ranking: 10/10

Heading out of Taupo the location on map is a bit wrong, it’s the other side of the bridge. It’s also 4/5 diffrent little sites and the roads probably 1k long. This so far has been my favorite camp site. We stayed in the very first one as it was right next to the stream and parked so we could see the stream from our van. Didn’t see a single other person was lovely. So many stars at night because of the lack of light around. Great camping spot

Reviewed 11 days ago

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Helen Pengilly


Ranking: 9/10

Hard to spot . Heading towards Taupo after Harrow just before bridge. Very narrow road, don’t want to meet anyone coming other way. 3rd campsite was the best. We’re right down near the water and a walk along the river. Lovely

Reviewed 7 months ago

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helen reeve

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Difficult to find as no sign. It's a gravel track on right heading away from Taupo just before Hatepe . Very quiet, good over night

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Loic Morvan

Ranking: 8/10

Good and quiet spot. Didn't meet a single living soul. Nice stream for fishing, a few mozzies. No toilet.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Dan Ramsl


Ranking: 9/10

An amazing hike for people who like (almost) untouched nature. Make sure you have good boots.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alineet Gautier


Ranking: 10/10

We camped near the river. Excellent very quiet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Zoe's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

A pretty tight gravel road to access - at the very end is a massive open space by a hydropower structure.

Cute little stream with fishing access tracks along the edge, not marked trails.

Nicely situated between Taupo and Turangi

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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