Lake Rerewhakaaitu

Nutech are really excited to be made the Managers of the two DoC Campgrounds on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu and are ready to share this best kept holiday secret.

A beautifully tranquil lakeside setting provides the habitat for over 40 different bird species, some of which are threatened. In addition, Lake Rerewhakaaitu supports the largest breeding population of banded dotterel in the Rotorua Ecological District. While at the lake campers can enjoy bird-watching, fishing (the lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout), swimming and walks. There is a boat ramp for boaties to enjoy, a shelter with built in tables for preparing food and cooking, plus water from a tap.


Lake Rerewhakaaitu was formed around 11,000 years ago when Mount Tarawera erupted blocking water flows and creating a shallow lake. Mount Tarawera remains a prominent feature in the local environment providing a reminder of the landforms that exist as a consequence of the volcanic activity in the region.

Lake Rerewhakaaitu is suitable for holiday makers of all ages, those with tents, campervans, RVs and boats. Camping on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu is a spot that accommodates a range of visitors who enjoy that little something special when exploring our beautiful countryside.

Although dogs are permitted, they must be on a leash at all times to protect the birdlife.

Nutech has implemented security measures for the safety of all visitors including security cameras and an entrance gate at the Ash Pit Road Campground. Both Ash Pit Road and Brett Road sites are patrolled by the permanent warden twice daily. In conjunction with DOC, the Regional Council and the neighbouring land owners, Nutech assists in supporting a safe and clean environment so that Lake Rerewhakaaitu can be enjoyed for generations to come.


There are numerous tent sites available so plenty of room for all to enjoy. However there is no pre booking system so the site operates on a first come – first served basis.

There is sealed access to both camp grounds.

Pricing is as follows:

• Adult (18+ years): $6 per night

• Child (5 – 17 years): $3 per night

• Infant (0 – 4 years): free

Please register with your details and pay all fees on arrival at the campground.
Water from tap
Picnic Table
For further information, please visit the Doc Information website here.

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