There are two camping grounds in Tōtara Reserve, one large site (Kererū) on the northern side and a smaller site (Kahikatea) across the road to the east, both with BBQ and ablution facilities. The newer Kererū site offers easy river access for swimming, while the older Kahikatea site provides a sense of nostalgia and seclusion.
Both camping grounds are open each year from Labour Weekend through to Easter. Check in is 1pm and check out is by 12pm.
In line with the traffic light framework, we are currently limiting the number of campsites available for overnight stays. Please ensure you have made a booking prior to arrival.
To enjoy your stay, slow the spread of the virus, and protect your whānau and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know.
Scan in using the QR code.
If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.
Regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands or use hand sanitiser.
Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
Keep your distance from people you do not know.
Clean or disinfect shared surfaces regularly.
Wear a mask using bathroom facilities.
Please note that no companion animals, other than disability assist dogs, are permitted within the Reserve. Please advise staff at the time of booking if you require an exemption for an aid dog. Also drinking water must be boiled or brought into the park as currently the park water supply is non-potable which means it is not safe for drinking. The water supply is in the process of being upgraded.
For more detailed information about sites, please see our Terms, Conditions and Safety page.