Ketetahi Car Park Options
With the restrictions on Ketetahi car park and Mangatepopo car park now in place, you have several options available to you:
To secure a car park at Ketetahi you need to arrive before 6.00 am, possibly earlier, as visitor numbers increase as the summer progresses.
If you have arrived at Ketetahi car Park and it is full, you can proceed back down the main road and turn right and park 150m down on the roadside reserve (marked yellow on the Map).
If you are concerned about safety of your vehicle and its contents, we recommend parking in the security car park which is located opposite the Ketetahi car park road. Access to this car park is by turning right and is located 500m down the road on your left.
Ketetahi overflow car park – A pop up car park, located 700m from the Ketetahi car park road entrance on State Highway 46.
We recommend you arrive early, at least 15 minutes prior to departure, to sort yourselves out.
Regardless of where you are in the world, never leave your valuables unattended in your vehicle. NZ is a great country, but unfortunately we still get our share of ratbags. Always take your wallet and passport with you!
Caution is required when driving around this area, there is a high percentage of international drivers in close proximity, please do not be the person to stop in the middle of the highway to look at maps, take photos, make phone calls etc.
Patience and politeness is always good, if you are driving slowly, pull over and let the people behind you pass.