Kiripapango (Ox Box)
Information courtesy of the Department of Conservation
Kaweka Forest Park, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island
06 834 3111
Ideally placed for a midway stopover, about 60 km inland from Napier on
the Napier-Taihape road, is a newly opened DOC campsite. Just north of
Kiripapango, at the edge of the Forest Park, you can camp on a rambling site
on terraces above the Ngaruroro River. Camp across several grassy levels
in a bush-clad, steep-sided valley. Around 10 gravel hardstands are provided
on the upper terraces for campervans (no power), whilst on the lower levels
there are many great spots for tents amongst the bush and scrub. New ecotoilets are scattered about the camp and theres a bit of a steep walk down
to the river for your water supply! A popular spot for river rafting and fshing.
Camping costs $5 per night.