Rosie Bay Campsite

Rosie Bay Campsite - Te Urewera

Rosie Bay Campsite

Te Urewera


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11 Lake Waikaremoana

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Camp at the shore of Lake Waikaremoana in a secluded bay with stunning views. This is a popular campsite and a good base for lake activities.


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Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua

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North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneLake Waikaremoana


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Zenith's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Very nice and stunning view. No flies etc, locals are so welcoming too. The only thing is toilet is a bit further away, but you can just go pee in the bus h lol.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Super nice little spot! it was quiet, clean, and cute. despite being next to a lake I didn't experience many midgies or mozzies. the drive to get there is over many kms of narrow gravel roads and tight turns so just be aware your car will be very dusty. will go again for sure!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Shane Howe

Ranking: 10/10

Be prepared for a lengthy drive to get here,from Rotorua it's 80km of mostly single lane gravel roads, but the reward is worth the trip, the trip it self provides some great scenery, The sign to the camp ground can be easy to miss as it's on the inside of a tight bend and the sign for Rosie Bay is set back a bit.
There is not a tonne of room but enough for 6-8 campers, I would resist the urge to camp close to the boat ramp and pick a spot further back as it is quite exposed to the wind.
Drop Toilet
Lots of walks close by, cave walk is great and easy to do from camp ground.
No shops close by limited supply at holiday park 10km away
I would not suggest anything bigger than perhaps a 6mtr camper some of the bends are quite tight and would be a challenge but doable in a larger van.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Lovely place with a view of the bay and of some interesting rock formations. Handy place to stay when doing any of the hikes in the area. There is a long drop toilet a little walk up the driveway. Access to the waikaremoana is via a long gravel road from either rotorua or napier direction.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Tommy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Gorgeous cove. Saw some black swans and other birds. Close to walks. Plenty of space. Bring tp for the toilet.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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Ranking: 8/10

A cute little campsite that's sits at the end of a long cove on Lake Waikaremoana. Great views up to Panikiri Bluff. Nearby there's some fun walks up to Lou's Lookout and the Onepoto caves. Or fancy a spot of fishing? Plenty to do if you stay for a night or two.

Reviewed about 6 years ago