Lake Okaro Reserve

Lake Okaro Reserve

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Alex's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Pretty fantastic spot on the lake. Can get pretty packed. Glow worms round the corner via kayak. Toilets perfectly acceptable

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in July 2021

Celeste's avatar


Ranking: 3/10

Honnestly that's a shame .. 16$ for 2 for some portaloos toilets, not even longdrop ! The trashbins is full, a lot of rubbish next to it, small place , mosquitoes, sandflies, I don't even know for what I paid ? We already had much much better place for free.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ariane sparkles

Ranking: 8/10

Porter loos are spotless
BBQ works
Water can’t be swim in due to Algee at the moment
Nice other campers
Not too busy - stayed late jan
Overall a nice camp

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Emma's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Toilets were replaced by porterloos - clean and tidy, with lots of spare paper.
BBQ wasn't working, but the prep area was decent and clean.
Parking was decent enough, not totally level but sufficient. Good walk around the lake.
Honesty box broken, so I guess it's free?
Pretty area though.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Vaclav Taubenhansl


Ranking: 1/10

No usable toilet. There is a permanent advisory to avoid recreational water contact due to blue-green algae blooms in the lake Okaro. 16 $ for 2 berth Motorhome.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Pim Brackenie


Ranking: 6/10

Campsite with just a few places for campervans. Toilets were broken, so temporary toilets were placed, which were not clean. Grass area next to it, but was not level to park a campervan. Was crowded too when we were there in november. Upside was that we did not have to pay that night, possibly because of the broken toilets.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Axel's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice place! Many spots to
Park and very quiet, Public toilets (without light) and 2 rubbish bins.
$8/night person but honesty box was destroyed when we were there :/

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Kevin's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Real nice spot that the locals have gone to quite some effort to restore. Council manage camping but toilets don’t have lights. $8.00 per person in an honesty box is on the high side given that but the thing that bugs me most is all the juicy type rentals that pour in on dusk and none of the tight arses pay. Welcome to our country but pay where its required!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Tommy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Good location. BBQ for cooking. Nice lake for swimming. Flushing, clean toilets with tp. Only downside is toilets have no lights.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Chris's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Lock on the toilet door was broken when we visited and there was no water so the toilet didn't flush. Needs better maintenance.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Julien Turpin

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and quiet carpark/campground for vehicles and tents, $8 per adult. There are toilets on site.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Really basic campsite but that's all you need when camping right by the lake. Beautiful spot to just chill no noise.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Sylwia Gwardecka

Ranking: 10/10

Great spot, next to the lake. Flush, clean toilets and public bbq available. Tents are welcome in designated areas. $8 per person per night. Payment in envelopes to honesty box.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Lisa Erikssen

Ranking: 10/10

Great place with flushing toilets. You can park really close to the lake and enjoy both sunsets and sunrises. 8 NZD per person.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Axel Kiessig

Ranking: 9/10

Nice little place between the street (just a side road) and the lake. Flushing toilets, changing room for swimming, BBQ station... 8 NZD per adult. Nice little walk around the lake (1.2 km).

Reviewed over 5 years ago