Humphries Bay Campsite

Humphries Bay Campsite

Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve


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Basic campsite accessible only by boat or on foot.

A basic camping area at the northern arm of Lake Tarawera. A great place for a swim, with beautiful water and superb views of Mount Tarawera.

Access by foot or boat only - no vehicle access. There are a number of commercial operators that run either boat or helicopter transport around the Rotorua Lakes area, creating a variety of options for connecting trails or getting to / from campsites.


Feature Value Info


DOC Bay of Plenty

Central government organisation


North IslandRotorua RegionTarawera


  • Basic Camping
  • Free


Trinity's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

No access from the road! Not worth the journey zzz

Reviewed 7 months ago

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MelB's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

I saw that people had struggled to find this campground and on further investigation on the DOC website it appears that it’s a 3 hour hike in from the parking at Lake Tarawera, which could make it tricky if you have a campervan!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Tarawera camper

Ranking: 1/10

Not an ideal site, no amenities, and water rats

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in February 2021

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Piotr Kostiw


Ranking: 1/10

No Campsite there. Wrong place. Don't go there, there is nothing!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

ElianaEldsfors's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

OBS!! Site not available by road, only access from water!
Wrote the site on Google maps and ended up in an not so entertained man's backyard.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick

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