IntroductionThis scenic campsite is at the start of the Cookson Kauri Walk, with attractive water views on the walk.
- Rivers and lakes
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
- Walking and tramping
Fires are not permitted at any time. See fire rules on conservation land.
Maximum number of people is 100.
This is one of nine campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.
You're allowed to take dogs through Wainora Campsite when you're going to Cookson Kauri Walk.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5–17 years): $5 per night
- 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 book, bookings may be made by campground staff (if present) and will incur a $10 service charge. Sites may not be available if you do not book.
Check back here regularly for updates. A minimum of two weeks’ notice will be given.
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.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.
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. Wainora is 7 km north and the fourth campground on the left past the Visitor Centre.
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: E1836197, N5893822
Latitude: -37.07214224, Longitude: 175.65686263
This camp is at the start of the Cookson Kauri Walk.