Urchin Carpark

Urchin Carpark

Kaimanawa Forest Park - Overnight Campervan Parking



4 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

210 Freedom Camping

17 Turangi




This is along a rough, windy gravel road. Suitable for small vehicles only. It is at the start of the Urchin tramping track.

Good outlook!


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaupo RegionTurangi


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free





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Lauren Glass

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful secluded spot with a toilet. Loads of campsites around this area so you can't go wrong.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Manuel Fessler


Ranking: 7/10

I don't really know what score to give. The clearing is just gorgeous and the forest surrounding it is otherworldly beautiful. You can hear strange bird sounds, have a fire and see loads of stars. Getting there was a real pain though and iIwas afraid we would damage our rental van. Also the toilet was the smelliest I have ever seen. Despite its remoteness it was quite busy and people arrived till late night. But there is quite some space so things don't get too cramped.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Camille Guevel


Ranking: 10/10

Great and free, not far from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Ranking: 5/10

Not a bad spot if you are into peace and quiet and the other places are full but I would definitely prefer one of the more open areas back down the road or along the river

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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