Lakes with Campsites

Within the Rotorua Lakes area, the Department of Conservation has a number of sites available for camping.

Rerewhakaaitu, Brett Road, Guy Roe Reserve
(Rotorua Lakes Council managed)​

Campsite Location: Approx. 29km South East of Rotorua
Facilities: Water from tap, Toilets
Cost: Camping fees
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Lake Okaro 
(Rotorua Lakes Council managed)​

Campsite Location: Access from Waimangu Road
Facilities: BBQs, picnic tables, toilets, boat ramp, dogs permitted on leads, 1.8km walkway, wetland development
Cost: Camping Fees
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Boyes Beach
(Rotorua Lakes Council managed)​

Campsite Location: Head East out of Rotorua on SH 30. Take a right turn onto Tarawera Rd at the large roundabout then left onto Ōkareka Loop Rd. When you reach the settlement of Ōkareka turn left onto Miller Rd. The turn-off to the Ōkareka campsite is on the right where the seal ends. (Access to the campsite is sealed.)
Facilities: Picnic tables and barbecue, toilets, playground,
Cost: Camping Fees
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Trout Pool Road
(Rotorua Lakes Council managed)​

Campsite Location: 21 km from Rotorua on Trout Pool road off SH 33, Okere Falls, New Zealand
Facilities:  Vehicles with purpose built sleeping facilities (eg. motorhome, campervan, caravan, house bus etc), Public toilet
Cost: Camping Fees
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Hot Water Beach Campsite
(Department of Conservation managed)​

Category: Standard
Campsite Location: ​Te Rata Bay, Southern arm of Lake Tarawera
​Facilities: Water from tap, Toilets, Picnic Table​
Cost: Self-registration Campsite
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Lake Tarawera Outlet Campsite
(Department of Conservation managed)​

Category: Standard
Campsite Location: Eastern shore of Lake Tarawera, approx. 20 km south-west of Kawerau
Facilities: Water from tap, Toilets, Picnic Table
Cost:
Please visit the webpage for current costs. A permit (cost involved) is required for vehicle access Kawerau. Permits are available from the Kawerau Information Centre, Plunket Street, Kawerau. Phone +64 7 323 7550. Open Mon-Sun 8.00am - 4.00pm. Closed Christmas and Boxing Day, or you can access the Campsite by boat.
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Rerewhakaaitu, Ash Pit Road Campsite
(Department of Conservation managed)​

Category: Standard​
Campsite Location: 29 km south east of Rotorua. Turn off SH 5 into State Highway 38, then into Rerewhakaaitu Rd. Follow to Ash Pit Bay.
Facilities: Water from tap, Toilets
Cost: Please visit the website for current costs
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Rerewhakaaitu, Brett Road Campsite
(Department of Conservation managed)​

Category: Standard​
Campsite Location: Approximately 29km South East of Rotorua
Facilities: Water from tap, Toilets
Cost: Please visit the website for current costs

Page reviewed: 03 Jul 2019 10:09am