Camp Wakarara

Central Hawke's Bay


Camp Wakarara

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.

“Once again Camp Wakarara ticks all the right boxes. The children loved tramping the swamp track, getting muddy was a highlight.
Walking to Sunrise Hut was incredible. We all got there, 3hrs for the slowest group- incredible effort.
—- Waipawa School, Mar 2019

“Awesome visit. Loved the swamp walk, kids loved it. Peaceful day for the climb up to Sunrise Hut. All the kids got something out of the stay and all had a great time.” —-Poukawa School, May 2019.



Secretary: R. Smith Ph 06 8585400
P.O.Box 33 Waipawa


Camp Wakarara © 2013