3 Rankers Reviews
This 16.5 ha reserve is a mixed podocarp and beech remnant, rich in kahikatea, totara, beech, matai, tawa and kowhai. Native birds are plentiful, with spring being a good time to visit as tüï and bellbirds are attracted to the many flowering kowhai trees.
North Island ▷ Hawkes Bay ▷ Waipukurau
2ps Camp Care
Rush hour traffic of 2 cars about 8.30am was manageable.
Covered shelter, walks and toilets not operational due to maintenance, but nice quite place. Friendly locals and a lovley rake of lamb from one of them.
4 nights of bliss.
Bonus apple tree makes wonderfull stewed apple.
Couple of frosty mornings...just perfect.
NO Cell coverage at camp but walk to top of hill and it's there.
Chloe Le Poidevin
Bit out of the way but nice and quiet and a really nice walk near through the forest.
Not far odd state highway 50. Nice rustic toilet and good picnic area. Great for a hot day with lots of mature trees to park under. A little stream to have a splash. Not many flat sites available, but it strikes me as a place you are often likely to get to yourself. I'd certainly stay here again.
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 😍