18 Rankers Reviews
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North Island ▷ Taupo Region ▷ Turangi
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Agree with the other reviews. Just wanted to write an updated one. Nice spot. The fireplace is a wonderful bonus and a lovely stroll by the river.
Nice spot, short drive from the shuttle car park for the Tongariro crossing. Long drop toilet, small shelter in the middle where you can make a fire and sit on benches. Lots of space, lots of bugs. Very clean and cold river nearby that you can sit in, not deep enough for swimming though.
Gorgeous native bush, fine toilet, tranquil river and birds, great stars, sheltered from wind. Went for a swim by the Pillars of Hercules close by the next day (take the Tree Trunk Gorge path and follow your nose down to river from a side path). Water supply good for washing dishes. Empty on a Monday night.
Amazing spot, surrounded by forest covered mountains and a stream running close by.
My favorite freedom camping spot.
Nice Spot, kinda hard to find at night.
Nice spot with a little cabin in the middle where u can make a fire. Toillet OK. You can make nice walks in the surrounding :-)
Pretty decent place for a free camp. Close to the main road, decent drop toilet, kitchen/shelter...it’s basically a big parking lot. Not many tent sites, but do-able. Quiet, no sandflies.
Good place to stay for the night before doing the alpine crossing.
Very remote and peaceful location. Relatively close to the alpine crossing starts. Room for plenty of vehicles. Big strucure in middle with wood fire and sinks. Drop toilet not great, no loo roll, plenty of bugs and no light. Wife refused to use it. Nice little stream at the bottom. Could see plenty of stars on a clear night. No bins so please take litter with you
Stayed Eve before tongariro crossing - less than 20 min drive to the pick up point for the following morn.
Camp had long drop, sheltered area for cooking (let the wind hold back your baked bean dreams no longer) and level areas parking up.
Visited May 2019 and only two other vehicles but guess it’s busier high season
Beaut stars at night 😍
Great overnight spot. Heaps of spots available but it fills up quick because it’s perfect stop over for the alpine crossing. Only one toilet with no light but does have a uncover area where you can have a fire if you have wood.
Campsite was great! We got there around 6:30 and there were still some spots open. The water tasted great, and the toilet was pretty clean. We hiked Tongariro the next day, and it was an easy drive in the morning. Just a few noisy folks, but all was quiet by about 9pm.
Before we got there we wished we wouldn't be the only one as it was somewhere in nowhere. The camping was full, the drop toilet smelly. Most people didn't even use it. There was a lot of rubbish in the bush. However, it was close to the tongariro crossing and free. The other campers were silent after 10pm.
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 😍