Mangaweka is halfway between Wellington and Taupo. Just north of the
township turn east onto Ruahine Road and travel 1 km to this great riverside camp. You will also fnd a small children’s playground and wood-fred BBQ’s. Facilities are simple and include cooking shelter with sinks and power outlets Flush toilets and hot water showers. A great spot for swimming, fshing, rafting and kayaking. Your hosts are Paul and Tricia Eames.
Wifi - no
Hot Showers - $3 token operated, purchased at Awastone
Kitchen - cooking shelter for you to use your items
Pets - Yes
Laundry - No
Powered sites - yes
Prices based on a per night basis
$9 per person - unpowered
$24 per site - with power first 2 people, any additional person is $9
$5 per children under 16yrs - under 5 is free
Directly off SHwy 1, just south of Bulls township are 12 powered sites located
in a line to the rear of the Motor Lodge. The Rangitikei River is nearby, with
plenty of sites for tents. The kitchen is pleasant with a TV lounge and the
ablutions have excellent showers. The large laundry has an auto washer and
drier and a dump point is provided. Relax in the spa or swimming pool
or venture to the river for a swim or a fish. The country setting is a little
overwhelmed by the adjacent highway and nearby Ohakea Airbase. Pets are
welcome here by arrangement. Your hosts are Denise and Chris Fleming.
Tent sites are $14 per person or with power, $16 per person.
We have a small campground at the back of the motel complex, which is set amongst shady willow trees and has shared toilets, shower, and cooking facilities. Dumping station available.
Tent site | car $ 20.00
Power | non-power sites $ 35.00
Fully equipped kitchen, communal ablution block.
Situated just west of the junction of the Sanson/Wellington/Palmerston North highways, this camp can be accessed either by turning off State Hwy 1 into Philps Street or by looking for the Motel entrance round the corner on State Hwy 3.
We are around an hour and a half out of Wellington.
We have small, simple camping and caravan area at the back of the motel complex, which is set amongst shady willow trees and has shared toilets, shower and cooking facilities.
Noted for whitebaiting, .fishing, surfcasting, kontiki fishing and boat club Access
to beach by car or a good walk. The ground are kept clean and mown. The
ablution block is very clean and has hand soap and drying tissues in the kitchen
are a fridge /freezer, microwave, toaster and a hot water jug. Two tubs plus
a automatic washing machine grace the laundry There is 6 permanent sites
occupied and 6 casual powered campervan sites, and tent sites (unpowered)
All casuals are $10 per person $5 for under 15, under 5 free. The camp is
unmanned but has a honesty system.
Take the road to Scotts Ferry at the main road intersection in Bulls, otherwise
you may end up on the wrong side of the river mouth! This small “Camp Inn”
is on your left, just as you enter the Scotts Ferry township, tucked up against a
stopbank of the Rangitikei River. Well loved by fishermen, the tidy paddocksite
has innovative ‘Hume tank’ single toilets and showers, with a dozen power
points and room for tents. A small, well-equipped kitchen cabin is unlocked
for campers to use. New Custodians Frank and Vicki. Powered sites, $10 per
day per site.$8 for non powered. Pet friendly.
On the rural outskirts of friendly Feilding, just 3km north of the town centre, is this older-style family camp. A handy location, with shopping 5 minutes down the road and Palmerston North only a 15-minute drive away. The camp has level sites, with a choice of gravel underfoot or plenty of grass beside the duckpond. The kids have a play-fort and trampoline amongst shady willow trees and there is a communal TV room. A modest and well-used kitchen has kettles, toasters basic crockery and cookware, a stove, hotplates, a fridge, freezer and extra-large sinks for all that washing-up after a slap-up BBQ in the outdoor dining area found off the kitchen. The ablutions are tidy and have a good disabled access suite. The laundry has all the basics and a dump point is provided. Your hosts are Colin and Wendy. Tent sites are $15 per person with children (5-14 years old) $8 or powered sites (and hard stands for vans) $20 per person with children (5-14 years old) $10.
From Ashhurst, it is an easy 24 km drive along Pohangina Road to Totara
Reserve (take Pohangina Valley East Road to avoid the unsealed section). Turn
left at Highland Home Church Camp into Churchill Drive and drive down
to the riverside. A selection of picturesque camping and picnicking sites are
tucked into native bush alive with tui and kereru. A lovely new ablution block
with showers. The park is very scenic, with a range of walking trails and great
No dogs please. Camp caretaker Kelly Williams lives at
5 Churchill Drive at the Highland Home corner.
Tent sites (unpowered) are $16 for two people. Powered sites are $37 for two people. Extra’s $6.
Ashhurst Domain is..
Tucked on the Manawatu riverbank at the northeastern end of Dittmer Drive, this is manicured park-like camping in the heart of the city. Large trees provide shelter and shade and continue the ambience of the adjacent Victoria Esplanade Gardens where bush walks, aviary, rose gardens, the Lido Aquatic Park, an adventure playground and miniature train will keep the younger family members entertained. There’s room to move, with around 85 tent sites and 75 powered sites - 30 or so with double hard-paved stands, waste and sewerage drop points. The abundant facilities are tidy and clean, with a large TV room and kitchen with electric stove and a number of gas rings. There is an excellent coin-operated automatic laundry, refrigerated lockers. Dump station provided. No animals please and Eftpos available. Your hosts are Sue & Peter and Peter & Raewyn.
- Powered Sites and Tent Sites
$30 per night for 1 person
$42 per night for 2 people
$20 per night each additional adult
$12 per night for children 1 – 13 years old
Minimum Charge $30
This tiny campsite fts neatly in between the baches and houses that make up
the Koitiata community. The big point of interest here is the Turakina Reserve
which is at the midpoint of the longest sand dune system in New Zealand.
The beach, estuary and lagoon are home to an impressive range of native
wading birds, plants and invertebrates. Just across the road is a lovely kids play
area and BBQ picnic area. There is great fshing on the beach. Bring all your
supplies as there is no beach store for 8km. A single hot shower is unlocked
for campers and there are two toilets and an. open-air kitchen porch which
has a sink and a washing machine. The facilities are clean but the water here
is drawn from an iron-rich bore so things might look a bit rusty. Separate
drinking water is available. Pet friendly. The camp wardens, Tom and Trish live at 15 Rapaki Street, through the gate at the back of the camping area which
is where you go to pay camp fees of $12 for one of the 8 powered sites plus $2 per person. Tent sites are $6 plus $2 per person. Children up to 12 free.
Plenty of space, so no need to book.