Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation
Address:Raetea North Side Camping Area, State Highway 1, Mangamuka, 0476, Far North, North Island
The campsite is located on State Highway 1 at the northern foot of Raetea
Forest (Mangamuka Gorge)18 km, south-east of Kaitaia along S Hwy 1 towards
Mangataiore. Look for ‘Raetea Reserve’ sign and follow the short gravel drive
beyond the stream ford. Just 20 free campsites set in one of the last remaining
lowland coastal forests. Look and listen for Kukupa or Kereru (wood pigeon),
short tailed bats and parakeets. Kauri snails are present here too.