Motuoapa

Originally a holiday village, Motuoapa’s beauty and closeness to Turangi has meant that it’s grown into a popular spot year-round, with a friendly population of locals.

The lakefront holiday park is one of the most beautiful places to camp in the region. There are campsites, motel units, converted boatsheds and even retro VW ‘Kombi cabins’ available – it’s so popular that you may need to book a year in advance. Behind the campground, you will find a hidden bush walk where you can forage for blackberries in summer.

There’s plenty to do in the immediate area including boating from the local marina. For the adventurous, lake-diving from the high bluff at Bulli Point into the deep waters below is a must. Nature lovers will love the five-hour return trek to the Cascade Hut through beautiful native bush.

Motuoapa