Rotorua Lakes Council is pleased you have chosen to spend part of your mobile holiday with us here in Rotorua. Rotorua is a fantastic city with much to see and enjoy.
Check out how to be a responsible camper here.
While you are in the inner city there is a free daytime parking area to cater specifically for visiting campervans and motorhome drivers. The aim is to provide an easily accessible parking facility within a few minutes’ walk of the inner city, museum, pools, supermarkets and the Green Corridor which offers a designated route for cycles and mobility scooters through our city to Kuirau Park to the east of Ngongotahā.
The new designated parking venue is located just behind The Arts Village in Government Gardens, inside the Hinemoa Street entrance. It has free all-day parking spaces marked out for the larger vehicles, as well as providing parking spaces for cars.
Boyes Beach, Lake Ōkareka
Right on the lakefront, great view and awesome swimming spot. Vehicles with purpose built sleeping facilities (eg. motorhome, campervan, caravan, house bus etc) are permitted to park overnight for no more than two consecutive nights for a fee in designated spaces within the existing carpark area. No cars, utes, passenger vans etc. No tents.
Get more details about available facilities, fees and dog restrictions HERE
Further along the road is a Department of Conservation campsite where tents are permitted. Click here for more information about the DOC Lake Ōkareka Campsite
Guy Roe Reserve, Lake Rerewhakaaitu
Guy Roe Reserve is located on Brett Road, Lake Rerewhakaaitu. The reserve area, commonly known as the Homestead Arm, has been a popular fishing spot for many years. Camping is permitted on part of the reserve and an honesty box is provided for payment. The reserve is also popular for picnics and boat access to the lake. Other camping areas are also provided further around the lake by the Department of Conservation.
Trout Pool Reserve - Okere Falls
Vehicles with purpose built sleeping facilities (eg. motorhome, campervan, caravan, house bus etc) are permitted to park overnight for free in designated spaces within the existing carpark area. No cars, utes, passenger vans etc. No tents.
Lake Ōkaro Reserve
This reserve can be accessed from Waimangu Road. This lake is an important wildlife habitat for water birds such as the grey teal, paradise shelduck and dabchick. The lake is popular for trout fishing and water-skiing. Water quality is not as good as other lakes in the area due to run-off from surrounding farms. It is however
quite safe for recreational activities.
Camping on our Reserves
|Trout Pool Road, Okere Falls||Yes||No||No fees||No fees||No fees|
|Lake Ōkaro Reserve||Yes||Yes||$8||$4||Free||envelopes supplied|
|Boyes Beach, Lake Ōkareka||Yes||No||$20||$10.00||Free||administered by camp wardens|
|Guy Roe Reserve, Lake Rerewhakaaitu||Yes||Yes||$8||$4||Free||envelopes supplied|
Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation administer six conservation campsites in the Rotorua District. For more information click here. Find out more about Freedom Camping here.