IntroductionNau mai haere mai for a whānau holiday. Rest in tranquillity before and after conquering the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.
Te Urewera is recognised in New Zealand law as a living person. Te Urewera is spoken for and governed by a board. Care for Te Urewera, including the tracks and facilities, is carried out by Te Uru Taumatua – Ngāi Tūhoe’s operational entity.
- Rivers and lakes
- Boat launching
- Cookers/electric stove
- Dump station
- Non-powered/tent sites
- Powered sites
- Shelter for cooking
- Shower - hot
- Toilets - flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Wheelchair accessible
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Walking and tramping
Waikaremoana Holiday Park provides a range of accommodation:
- Number of tent sites – 26
- Number of powered sites (for campervans, caravans) – 32
- Chalets (contains bathroom, kitchenette and fridge) – 10 units
- Lakeside cabins – 12
- Tourist flats – 2
- Family unit
Check our booking page for details and fees on each type of accommodation we have on offer.
Facilities and services
- Kitchen and dining room
- General store with groceries, hardware, fishing supplies, fishing licences, ice
- Petrol and diesel
- Dump stations
- Fish smoker
- Freezer to store fish
- Linen, cooking equipment and BBQs
- Books and board games for loan at no charge
Wheelchair accessible facilities
- Bathrooms are wheelchair accessible
Check the online booking site for details and fees for tent sites, powered sites, chalets, cabins, bunkhouse. tourist flats and family units.
The DOC Campsite Pass cannot be used at this campsite.
57 km on SH38 - allow 1 hour to drive as there are some gravel sections.
163 km on the Te Urewera Rainforest Route - allow 3 hours to enjoy this scenic drive along a gravel road.
The highway is a gravel surface for about 90 km between Murupara (north of Te Urewera Visitor Centre at Te Kura Whenua) and Tuai (south of Te Urewera Visitor Centre at Te Kura Whenua).
This may be difficult for lower vehicles and 4 wheel drive/ SUV is recommended.
Put Lake Waikaremoana Holiday Park into Google Maps before leaving your destination as phone access is difficult on SH38.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1961217, N5702186
Latitude: -38.754533, Longitude: +177.156084
- Mobile coverage is limited but a public pay phone is on site.
- The nearest town is Wairoa. It's a 1 hour drive from the holiday park and has supermarkets and a range of other shops.
- Weather can be changeable at all times of the year - pack for all seasons.
- All motorhomes that require power must have an Electrical Warrant of Fitness (WOF), which will be checked on arrival.
- If your Electrical WOF isn't current you won't be allowed to connect to power.
- No pets. The holiday park is located in Te Urewera. To protect native animals in the park, dogs are not allowed.
- No open fires and fireworks.
- No jet skis, house boats, jet boats or float planes are permitted on the lake.
Walks from the holiday park range from 10 minutes to 2 hours on well-formed tracks. Explore the surrounding bush, visit pretty waterfalls and admire views of Lake Waikaremoana. For more information see Lake Waikaremoana short walks.
Lake Waikaremoana is well stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Anglers must have a licence, which can be obtained in advance from the Fish &Game Council or onsite from the holiday park, and adhere to local regulations.