North Island ▷ Taupo Region ▷ Taupo
Operating Season And Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - late
Free camping next to the Tavern good food ,good price ,good portions , beer 5$ a pint nice friendly atmosphere camp for but buy a beer or a meal well worth a stay toilets but no showers
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Free, with 24h toilets. No WIFI
Easy drive to Taupo, closest and only spot in winter for non-self contained.
Essentially a grass pitch beside tavern, included takeway and basic needs.
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June 2018: A true blessing since Desert Road was closed and was detoured northwest of Lake Taupo. It was raining and made for a longer night. Not much petrol options until reached Taupo as many of the towns shutdown after dinner. Speaking of dinner, the campsite welcomes all and requests a meal is enjoyed in their tavern in return. The tavern is not open on Mondays, but still welcomed to camp. Bathrooms were nice on the left side and open 24 hours.
Unfortunately, we were unable to actually stay here due to car issues, but after arriving, and being stranded here for roughly 3 hours, the owners as well as locals were incredible. Offering information about where we should go next, must do's in NZ, as well as treating us to some smoked fish with the locals with no charge. Amazing people and very helpful, toilet facilities were well maintained, no complaints had we have been able to stay here.
Popular roadside tavern, with a small, level, free camping area to one side. Public flush toilets are nicely tiled and look fairly new, along with the general building, but could benefit from a good clean. Good food in the bar.
A great stop. The owners of the tavern are friendly and helpful. The camper parking area is private with nice views, and there is a clean toilet open 24 hours.