5 Rankers Reviews
7 Lake Waikaremoana
North Island ▷ Tairāwhiti Gisborne ▷ Lake Waikaremoana
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!
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.
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.
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.
Gorgeous cove. Saw some black swans and other birds. Close to walks. Plenty of space. Bring tp for the toilet.
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.