The camp is easily accessible on sealed roads from Highways 2 and 50, just 15 minutes along Wakarara Rd. It is situated close to the Ruahine Ranges and Forest Park, with easy access to both the Waipawa and Makaroro River catchments.
Set in seven acres, the camp was set up as an Outdoor Education facility for schools. More recently it has been used by a wide variety of different interest groups.
“The pluses of the facility were the clean, comfortable, safe bunk rooms, the kitchen facilities, ALL the kitchen and bbq utensils and crockery, the confidence course and climbing wall, the destination of the camp to the main walk and to the streams. The multitude of bbq’s, so the kids could all have a go at cooking their own dinner. The grounds were enclosed and safe, so we could leave the kids to play without having to worry about their safety. The fire place which heated the main room so quickly and the wood already cut. Wow!
Everything was amazing and made our camp so easy. All we had to worry about was entertaining the kids!
Julie was a fabulous custodian. She was just lovely and very helpful. Big thank you to her from us.” —- Norsewood School, May 2018.
“Just a quick note to say thank you for the Camp Wakarara venue.
We had a great weekend there with the Karate Club. We had 49 and 43 people. We used your ‘sanctuary ‘ and the dining room as training areas. We had students from Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Auckland and Wellington.
Facilities good, well equipped kitchen,showers lovely. Well priced venue.
Julie approachable and helpful.” —- Karate Club, April 2018
“Was an excellent few days. Great facilities. The highlight is the hot showers.” —-St Patrick’s School, Napier Nov 2017.
“70 kids had a great stay. Loved the walk to Sunrise Hut and the river and stream. Kids loved the tents!!” —-Dannevirke South School, Dec 2017.