Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Number of powered sites is 18, including 4 sites suitable for large mobile homes/buses.
Maximum number of people per site is 4.
As this campsite is for certified self-contained, facilities are limited.
Certified self-contained vehicles only: No camping in tents or other vehicles. The facilities are not adequate to support campers who are not self-contained.
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.
There's a $3 fee per Campsite Pass user to book a powered site.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
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.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
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 Road for 14 km from Thames. The Kahikatea campsite is on the left hand side of the road, opposite Shag Stream Campground and 100 m before the Visitor Centre.