Campsites

Kiriwhakapapa Campsite

Road access campsite on the eastern flanks of the Tararua Ranges near Masterton. Tracks lead to Blue Range Hut and the Waingawa River.   More ▶︎

Lyell Campsite

This grassy camping space occupies a terrace above Lyell Creek, next to Kawatiri / the Buller River. The site was once the location of the Lyell goldrush town, and the entrance road follows the path of the original Lyell Main ...   More ▶︎

Waitohi Reserve Camp Ground

Small campground next to the Lake Sumner Road. Grassy camping space, access to the river, and two very cute log cabins.   More ▶︎

Loch Katrine Campsite

Camping next to a remote lake. Camping here is free, while there are also several bookable huts.   More ▶︎
Lake Taylor Campsite

Lake Taylor Campsite

Open, grassy campsite on the shores of Lake Taylor, the gateway to Lake Sumner Forest Park.   More ▶︎

Cascade Creek Campsite

Large campsite on the Milford Road at the foot of Lake Gunn. Wheelchair accessible toilet.   More ▶︎

Piha Domain Camp

This large camping ground at Piha makes for an excellent base to explore the Waitakere Ranges or an overnight stop on the Hillary Trail.   More ▶︎
Tapotupotu Campsite

Tapotupotu Campsite

Coastal camping at the country's most northerly campsite. This campsite has a boatramp and cold showers. It is wheelchair accessible, with assistance. The nearby lagoon is suitable for swimming.   More ▶︎
Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

A serene campsite at the eastern end of Spirits Bay. Also known as Kapowairua, the bay was home the the Ngāti Kahu chief, Tōhē. Campsite offers flush toilets and cold showers.   More ▶︎
Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Large informal campsite at Greenstone Saddle, near the top of the Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎

Campsite categories

Great Walks Campsite
Campsites are available on most Great Walks, usually next to huts. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Toilets, water supply. No use of hut facilities not available.
Serviced, Scenic, or Standard Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, and offering a range of facilities.
Basic Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, but with minimal facilities. No fees or bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.
Backcountry Campsite
Walk-in access. Fees vary. No bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.