Lake Ngaroto

Lake Ngaroto

Overnight Campervan Parking


25 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

6 Otorohanga

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Waipa District Council

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North IslandWaikatoOtorohanga


  • Freedom Camping
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Emer's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice free place to stay by a lake. Toilets clean.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Bex's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Great little spot with a nice walking track, quiet and secluded were the only ones there... toilets we couldn’t use due to the amount of bugs flying out of the bowl

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Alicia's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great, quiet spot by lake. Flat and plenty of space. Best for self contained, but some toilets nearby. Beware of mosquitoes!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Emma's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great spot by the river. Plenty of space even for larger campervans. Fairly busy but very peaceful still due to the space and quiet at night.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jenna's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely place. Nice sunsets and sunrises. Locals there during the day but quiet at night. Lots of mosquitoes in the evening

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Rwesseling's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Lovely lake, fantastic boardwalk to enjoy. Many locals come down but leave by nightfall. Nice grassy area to kick a ball and have fun. Toilets too far away

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Ester's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We arrived at night, the place was completely empty. Dry toilets easy to find at the entrance, they were really clean for a toilet in the middle of nowhere. Amazing views in a foggy winter morning. There's a wooden walkway that goes around the lake and it's perfect for a morning walk. We saw pukekos!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in August 2019

Jackue's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Toilets open all night but stinky. Lots of locals during the day. Quiet at night.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Mike Smith's avatar

Mike Smith

Ranking: 7/10

Free camping right beside the lake. If you drive on past the first campsite you get a nicer site closer to the lake, but the toilets are at the first parking lot, there are tons of spots there in a big paved lot. Quiet and a nice stop for us on the way to Waitomo

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Diana's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Great lakeside site with plenty of space to enjoy the views. Quiet at night. Long drop toilets a short walk across à grassy reserve - pity some campers don’t bother to use it and do their business in the nearby bushes (shame on you if you behave this way)

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Rotem's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

The campground itself is pretty good, the drop toilet was very far, near the rowing club, but clean and with hand sanitizer. No drinking water

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Bakers's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Read the reviews first as we initially parked
at sailing club car park to then read reviews to the correct place further on. Toilets at first part not actual grounds. Lovely spot by the water. Great walk around lake.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Alison's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely secluded grass/gravel spot with views directly over the lake. Public toilet which seemed to be open all night. Large campsite with room for 40ish+ campers. We stayed in June and approx 20 campers parked here.

Reviewed about 3 years ago