Tihoi Tavern

Tihoi Tavern

Overnight Campervan Parking


21 Rankers Reviews

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6 Taupo

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Friendly country tavern with good food, cold beer and even better locals...come join us for some fun!


Feature Value Info


Tihoi Tavern

Commercial organisation


North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo


  • Basic Camping
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10am - late


Showing 13 reviews of 21.

Boy K's avatar

Boy K

Ranking: 10/10

Headed towards Tapoi Tavern on a rainy day and had great shelter, company, dinner and drinks. Nice environment and even a pool table there to sharpen your skills. Showing up at the tavern is not mandatory but appreciated, since the free campsite is part of the tavern. From 29 May 2022 the tavern will be run by a new owner

Reviewed 3 months ago

Dee's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Definitely a must stop. Such a chill vibe. Nice vegetarian burger and a jug of beer to finish a Friday night. 100% going back when I'm in that area again.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Lance's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This place has been under management for he past 18 months so disregard the 2/10 review. The place is very tidy, the staff are very friendly and love a good chat and the hunting and chainsaw memorabilia is part of the towns history. Food is great! It is a tavern so expect tavern/pub food. Well priced for the size of the meals. This kind of experience is what I would expect from a tavern off the beaten path and it was a bonus to ge to camp beside it for free.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Bill Bartleet

Ranking: 8/10

Arrived 2pm found a nice grassy spot set up, Debbie turned up later to open the pub, very welcolming no problem, had a pleasant evening and country pub steak and eggs dinner, key for the toilet clean and modern, definately stay next time, back country taupo hospitality, thanks Debbie

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Cody's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Owner/staff at the tavern were very friendly and welcoming. Bathrooms clean and open 24/7, no showers. We had a couple of pints and some wedges while we stayed, signage said participation not required but it felt god to support the family. The camping is in a grassy area next door, clean and quite, woke up to birds signing that was amazing. The area is overly al rural and quite we would stay here again. Also nice to stay in a freedom camping spot that's not just a parking lot for a downtown.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Chantelle's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot to camp. No reception but it was good to have a night away from the screen. Staff at the tavern are very friendly. Food is great value for money and beers too! Toilets were clean and well maintained.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Kenny's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome place for camping, the owner is very kind. The spot has green grass. The toilet is tidy and clean.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Ami's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Very quiet and nice place if you don't want to stay at Taupo lake area. Very kind owner at the tavern.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Soph's avatar


Ranking: 2/10

Owner seemed friendly enough, you park up in the grassy car park next to the tavern, toilet looks modern but doesn’t look to have been cleaned in a long while, food available is standard pub grub, no network signal.
To set the scene: there’s lots of (presumably ornamental) chain saws, machetes etc on display on the ceiling of the pub with boar heads etc on the walls and photos of dead animals/‘hunting kills’.
We’d had dinner and gone to bed when we were woken up by 2 sets of knocking on the side of our camper van at 1am.
Very freaky experience in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere and safe to say we’re now put off staying in any more free camp sites.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Charlotte's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice place to stop about 30 mins out of Taupo. We arrived about 8pm, went and had a beer in the bar, locals were all very friendly and welcoming. Sat and watched the super rugby final with them!
Toilets were modern and clean.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Jordina's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Easy to find, we went in March and there was heaps of room. Toilets are attached to the pub and very clean. No bins or showers though. Great place to stop on the way to Taupo, only 30mins. Had no reception though.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Nik's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice level patch of grass for parking/camping. Tavern and pub for food and drinks. 24h toilets. Thumbs up!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Trudy Worboys


Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant spot. Amazing food and clean toilet. No shower but worth the nights stop. Friendly locals and staff. Not many campers on the 20th Jan. Will be back for sure. Thanks for having this spot a freecamp spot.

Reviewed over 3 years ago