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Taupo Region

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Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Umukarikari Track

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Time: 4-6 hours

Time: 4 - 5 hr, Distance: 13 km return

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Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Five Mile Bay Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Urchin Carpark

Kaimanawa Forest Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Urchin Carpark

Kaimanawa Forest Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Oruatua Picnic Site

Overnight Campervan Parking

Oruatua Picnic Site

Overnight Campervan Parking

Note no freedom camping at this site between December 20th and the 7th of February.

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hinemaiaia Reserve Carparks

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Gavin

Australia

For people who like jumps in to lakes, the rocks just before Bulli Point along SH1 between Turangi and Taupo are the one. When heading north, it’s the first of the three 25km corners you get to. Part as close to the side of the road as possible and be careful as there is lots of traffic including massive trucks. Walk just through the bush and you will get to some good big rocks. Scott Robinson canon ball stylzzzzzz!

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Warmth among the cold - Spa Park, Taupo

Public access hot river at Spa Park, Taupo

5 minute walk

Huka/Aratiatia Rapids Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Huka/Aratiatia Rapids Scenic Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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maggie

New Zealand

The Waihaha River mouth on the Western Bays Road is most often reached by boat or kayak, but there is a little track..... Drive to the end of Waihaha Road and follow the bush track down the hill. From here to reach the camp site you do need to swim across the river mouth (which happens to be freezing cold), if you are organised and have some sort of floating device that keeps your stuff dry, it’s fine. Once at the camp site, you need to find the custodian to see if there is actually space to stay and they charge a small fee. If you are in a kayak the trip up the Waihaha river is worth it, the Tieke Falls at the end are cool and surrounded by a good swimming hole – a good place for a picnic!

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Urchin Camping Ground

Urchin Camping Ground

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Urchin Camping Ground

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Great place for Kids.

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