Lake Okareka Campsite


4 from 1 user.


194-302 Millar Road, Lake Okareka, North Island.

(07) 349 7400


Scenic lakeside campsite 15 min from Rotorua; swim or fish in the lake. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. There are 12 non-powered/tent sites and facilities include shelter for cooking, non-flush toilets, and water from a stream. Fires are not permitted at any time. Site not suitable for vehicles over 6 metres in length. No dogs. Getting there: Head east out of Rotorua on SH 30 towards Whakatane for approx 1.7 km. Take a right turn onto Tarawera Rd at the large roundabout, then left onto Okareka Loop Rd. When you reach the settlement of Okareka turn left onto Millar Rd. The turn-off to the Okareka campsite is on the right where the seal ends (access to the campsite is sealed).

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Lat: -38.162104 Lng: 176.360852

User Reviews



Carpark by the lake - not a proper campsite, just gravel carparks to sleep at and small grass area for tents but blocked off to cars. Good if you're in a caravan, camper or small tent. Not ideal for rooftop tents at all. Nice by the lake to swim and lovely clear water. Long drop toilet - we decided not to stay the night.


Tasman Travels

Stayed here last night, I think it was full with vans, 12 non-powered/tent sites, didn't use the facilities. Beautiful position, right by the lake which is great for swimming. DOC patrol this campsite in the arvo/eve to make sure people have paid, better to book ahead. The sign on entry says no vehicles longer than 6.5m, we're in a 7m Sprinter and was fine. Beautiful spot. Keep your dogs out though, silly sausages!


Big G

Great place with a beautiful view. We counted 30 cars in the morning! Unfortunately the only facilities available were disgusting toilets. There was no running water to clean hands or dishes. Regarding this grievance, 15$ per Person for this place is too expensive. You can do the math!


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