Gorgeous, sheltered reserve located next to an historic homestead. Bush
walking, native wildlife, picnic tables and a sheltered indoor summerhouse.
Public toilet facilities. Payment by donation.
Just north of the Manakau township, on your left, is this large rambling campsite.
About an hour’s drive from the Interisland Ferry terminal, it’s part of a much larger complex. The camping area is in a secluded valley area, sheltered by native bush and mature trees. There is generous space for the 28 powered sites. A swimming pool, volleyball nets, bush walks and confidence course are available for your enjoyment. For the casual camper there is a simple porch-style kitchen with a fridge/freezer,Stove and Microwave . A solid but well-loved ablution block provides showers and toilets. Laundry facilities are available up at the main complex. There is also a BBQ for camper use. Your hosts are Darren and Colleen. Tent and powered sites are $16.50 per adult and $8.50 per child.
At the gateway to the Ruahines sits a charming rural village called Apiti. Here you'll come to find the Apiti Tavern, a stunning building on a location which originates back to 1896. Inside, the tavern is alive with history, showcasing photographs on the walls of Apiti through the years. Locals with a thriving community heart give this place a welcoming atmosphere, unique to the rural country life.
A self-contained cottage next to the owner's house, just south of Atene. You can also park your campervan or pitch a tent in the adjacent paddock. Sleeps five.
This lovely, eco-retreat on the right bank of the Whanganui River accommodates campers arriving by river.(Jetboat or Canoe) Or you can arrive road and Cross the Flying Fox (Aerial Cableway) The Campground has a flush toilet, gas heated shower or an outdoor fire bath in the bush for campers to use. Free Wifi is also available Your hosts are Kelly and Jane. Phone ahead to check availability. Camping charge is $10 per person per night.$5 per person for Cablecar. Great store on site - you can even get a cold beer.
300m uphill from the intersection in the village of Pipiriki turn in to the main Whanganui River Adventure property. This is a commercial jet boat and canoe business run by Ken and Josephine Haworth. There is a large fairly flat area for camping. Simple toilet and kitchen facilities available, some provisions and snacks for sale and hot food prepared to order. It is a short walk to the Whanganui River and walks through the native bush. Ideal for self contained campers. They have hot and cold food and drinks available also.
Dudding Lake has a small, welcoming campground with both powered and non-powered sites. Powered sites need to be booked. There is no rental accommodation provided.
Fees for camping
- Non powered, sites per night - $10 each adult and $5 each child (5 – 14 years – under 5 is free)
- Powered sites, per night - $10 each adult, $5 each child (5 – 14 years – under 5 is free), $5 for power
Kitchen facilities provided include seating, washing machines, sinks, hot plates, microwave, electric jug and toasters. Use of the showers is free for campers.
Gates to the lake are closed at dusk; campers returning after this time can ring the buzzer to be let in.
Quinten and Kylee are the caretakers at Duddings Lake.
Number of tent sites - 15 Diverse vegetation surrounds the campsite. Watch for fantails, tui, bellbird, whitehead, riflemen and kakariki. There are short walks, day trips and tramps nearby.
Note that this camp does not offer camping to general campers. The facilities offered at this camp are for school parties ONLY. Please do not request a campsite if you are not in a school party.
Please try other camps in the general area