Urchin Campsite


4.4 from 16 users.


This popular DOC site makes a good base for tramping, walking and mountain biking with a variety of tracks close by. There are 10 non-powered sites. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Camping is free. Fires permitted in designated fire places and only if there is no regional fire ban. Check for fire bans before you light. Dogs and horses are not permitted.

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Lat: -39.154188 Lng: 175.82301

User Reviews



This is a great free spot for those headed to Tongariro. We arrived just before sunset with plenty of spots left. Clean bathroom and very peaceful.



Quiet remote campground with drop toilet and few BBQ spots. 20 minute ride to tongariro shuttle park :)


Tasman Travels

We stayed just a night, will definitely be back. We're in a 7metre 2WD Sprinter and took the road slow, didn't have any issues as right now it's in good condition. Some of the time it is very thin though, wouldn't want to meet another us coming the other way. Campsite was lovely, not huge but we found a nice private spot. A lot of hunting going on when we were there. Had a fire, was lovely. No phone signal. Find us Insta if you're touring @saltyskin


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