Whangaiterenga Campsite

Whangaiterenga Campsite

Kauaeranga Valley

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6 Rankers Reviews

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11 Basic Camping

1 Thames

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This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

Camp near to where the Whangaiterenga Stream and Kauaeranga River meet. From the campsite there is a 1 hour return walk to a lookout.

Getting there: Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Rd from Thames for 14 km to the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre. Whangaiterenga is 5 km north of the visitor centre, second campsite on the left past the visitor centre (and 2 km north of Hotoritori campsite).

Access: Gravel road.

Location:
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1835120, N5892542
Latitude: -37.0839389, Longitude: 175.64516043

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North IslandCoromandelThames

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Miles Protter

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A place of tranquility and beauty beside the stream, lots of grass and shade, uncrowded. 4 min walk south down the road to a great swimming hole. We were very lucky to have a concert violinist staying nearby practicing before a tour, strains of Handel wafting through the trees. Can hitchhike up to the parking lot for walks. A lovely spot. Thanks you DOC!

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Alicia Hu

Ranking: 10/10

We are from Macau China. I think it's the best camp site in the valley! Lots of space. Flush toilet, clean , close, and no smell. The lovely creek is right behind our tent. Listening to the water and bird sing while sleeping is such a treat to life. $8 per adult and $4 for children, great value! Unfortunately we planned just one night due to lack of time. Would definitely come back again.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Thomas and Sonja

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Terrible gravel road. Dirty toilets. $10 per person for nearly nothing.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Annabel Pirrie

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Super nice location, about halfway between the DOC office and the end of the road. This site has flush toilets which are very clean and lots of shady spots to camp under. Also a smalll stream runs right by the camp so is great for a wash or to get water from. From what I heard from people who camp here often, this is the nicest camping spot of the lot.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Nigel Shaw

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Nice back to nature campsite, fireplaces, flush toilets, quite, enjoyed our Easter here 2012.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Will and Taylor

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed at Whangaiterenga campsite and it was excellent. A bit of an adventure getting there up a windy gravel road. Basic toilet facilities and close to the stream that you can swim in. Plenty of walks nearby.

Secluded. Lots of mosquitos so make sure to bring bug spray. Picnic tables and BBQ's. Checked out the other campsites in the area and decided to stay here again for our second night as it has lots of trees/privacy (the others were quite open).

Honesty box system. Very good value for what you pay.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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