IntroductionA popular and spacious campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley, 6 km north of the visitor centre.
Topographic map warning
Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
- Walking and tramping
This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
The DOC Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Campsite Pass bookings must be booked online before occupying a site. If you do not pre-book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge.
Bookings are open for stays from 22 October 2021 to 30 April 2022.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
Bookings are for a campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley – you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival.
You can book for a maximum of 3 weeks.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
If you haven't booked and arrive when the visitor centre is shut
If you arrive after hours and wish to stay in one of the nine campgrounds you can pay by cash in the envelope provided at the visitor centre. The envelopes and dropbox are to the right of the main doors.
You can also pay using the online booking system.
Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Rd from Thames for 14 km to the visitor centre.
Booms Flat campsite is 6 km north of the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre, third campsite on left.
Access: Gravel road.
No heavy vehicles over 6,000 kg (class 2) can travel beyond Hotoritori Campsite on the Kauaeranga Valley Road due to road damage.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1835612, N5893058
Latitude: -37.07835079, Longitude: 175.65044355
Historical walk nearby passes through native bush.