NO COST when visiting site, which is definitely worth seeing and worth every penny!!
Super clean, green and silent space directly at the water. Sweet owner will leave flushing toilets open for you. Lake access with themal water outflow for warmer water.
Fantastic freedom camping spot with amazing views. Easy access with our 4 berth motorhome. We arrived after dark and the owner Nick who lives on site walked up to us and welcomed us. He showed us where to park and told us we are welcome to use the public toilets during the night. Toilets were spotless. We spent 3 hours the next day on the walking tracks. A fantastic experience and well worth the money. Friendly service at the café. We stayed a 2nd night to enjoy another sunset, the full moon rising above the thermal park and an amazing sunrise the next morning
Amazing freedom camping spot. No facilities, so you need to be self-contained, but beautiful spot where you can watch geysers across a lake, while the sun sets, and then wake up in the morning and go to Orakei Korako. Only 2 of us camping there in October.
Just a car park, but arguably the car park with the best view in New Zealand. The view over the lake to the terraces is stunning, and we sat back and watched a geyser erupt every half an hour. And we were the only people there.
Directly next to the car park, hot water flows from the ground into the lake: we swam there, though in places the bottom is so hot it's uncomfortable. I would recommend you arrive before closing time and ask them where you should swim.
Amazing place to stay on the lakeside with views of the geothermal area. Friendly owners who allow free use of WiFi. Lots of space and toilets open 8 - 5:30.
María del Carmen Escandell
Great and beautiful place to stay for free if you have been (or going to enter) to Orakei Korako. Located by a lake with great views of the geothermal activity. You must be self contained. We decided to stay after the visit as it was getting dark.
2 adults & 2 children (7 & 3 years old). Stayed in July.