Rosie Bay Campsite

Rosie Bay Campsite

Te Urewera



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57 Basic Camping

6 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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North IslandOut EastLake Waikaremoana


  • Basic Camping
  • Free




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Shane Howe's avatar

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 12 months ago

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jcastl's avatar


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 2 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 2 years ago

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

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 over 4 years ago

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