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324 Basic Camping
- Access to the campsite is no earlier than 2 pm and must be vacated by 11 am on day of departure.
- On arrival, check in at the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre to collect the key to access power at your site.
- If you are arriving outside visitor centre hours of 8:30 am to 4 pm, contact the staff during office hours on +64 7 867 9080 to arrange key collection.
Number of powered sites - 18, including 4 sites suitable for large mobile homes/buses. Maximum number of people per site - 6.
This campsite is only for certified self-contained motorhomes with a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness who want power. No other forms of camping are permitted.
Facilities and services
As this campsite is for certified self-contained motorhomes, facilities are limited.
Filtered water is available from taps around the campsite.
Emergency toilets are located in the visitor centre carpark.
Public payphone is located at the visitor Centre.
Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Road for 14 km from Thames. The Kahikatea campsite is on the left hand side of the road, opposite Shag Stream Campground and 100 m before the Visitor Centre.
Adult (18+ years): $13 per night
Child (5 - 17 years): $6 per night
Infant (0 - 4 years): free
North Island ▷ Coromandel ▷ Thames
A good spot for the night if passing by. Not the most scenic campsite but the drive along the road in the valley is beautiful. Powered sites available for additional $6. The place was empty when we came in June so got choice of site. Visitor centre nice and close and worth while. Some nice looking walks around the area however we didn’t have time to do them.
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The first camping option on the drive up the Kauaeranga Valley so it can be popular. Really close to the Visitor Centre (well worth a look) and there's nearby swimming holes which were well loved on the hot days we stayed here.
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