Hipapatua Recreational Reserve (Reid’s Farm) is a free campsite on Huka Falls Road adjacent to the Waikato River, just out of Taupō. Free camping is permitted on this recreation reserve. All campers, including those in certified self-contained vehicles, can stay for a maximum of three nights and/or four days in any 14 night period before they need to move on.
**UPDATE 27 MAY 2022: The main lower camping area at Hipapatua Recreational Reserve (Reid’s Farm) is closed for annual maintenance work. Signage at the reserve will direct campers to the smaller, upper camping area, which remains open. Day use of the lower reserve, as well as river access, will not be affected by these works. The reserve will reopen on 1 October 2022.**
AddressHuka Falls Road, Rangatira Park, Taupō, New Zealand