Really get away from it all at the Waingaro Hot Springs and camp, 24 km west
of Ngaruawahia next to the Waingaro Hotel. Camp on 40 powered sites set
on pleasant sunny terraces (divided by bush and shrubbery) above the pools.
The amenities are small, with a functional kitchen and a communal room with
kitchenette. The well-used ablutions are in three blocks and extra toilets
are handily placed about the grounds. Two automatic laundries and a dump
station are provided. There are plenty of BBQs, picnic tables and children’s
play areas about the grounds. Although the camp store at the entrance has
limited supplies, we advise campers to stock-up in advance. Please do not
bring dogs here. Your hosts are Chood and Amro Singh. All sites are from
$22 per adult and under 12 years $12.50.
Within easy reach of Auckland and Hamilton, turn off SHwy 1 at Pokeno and head for the coast. The scenic road follows alongside the Waikato River, finishing at Sunset Beach - which is popular for surfing. The camp is tucked in against the hills with level sites that are neatly mown, some amongst groups of trees. The location is sheltered, with easy access to the sand dunes and beach. A congenial BBQ area under the trees offers pleasant outdoor dining, or there is a fully equipped kitchen with TV, fridge/freezer, cookware, crockery and cutlery. Other amenities include ablutions with roomy, metered showers with a second block of toilets available. A large family room has Sky TV and a huge deck, plus there_s a playground, jumping pillow, internet access, fun bikes for hire to keep the kids entertained. An automatic laundry, dump station, outdoor fish cleaning bench and plenty of boat parking are provided. Need provisions? Shop at the local store! Your hosts are Pat and Deidre. All sites are from $17 per person. Seasonal rates apply.
This camping ground has closed.
In a quiet rural location while still being handy to town, the grounds offer
plenty of shady trees and nicely maintained grounds. Unfortunately permanent
residents are still a large part of this campground, but the facilities are all well
maintained, clean and tidy. There are 15 casual powered sites available and
plenty of room for tents. An amenities block with basic kitchen, ablutions,
laundry and a dump station are provided. Pets are welcome here and internet
is available in the camp office. Your hosts are Emo and Manu. All sites $20 for
Rustic outback camping, on the scenic west coast but not right on the beach. Travelling the sealed road from Waitomo Caves takes less than an hour, and meanders through some interesting countryside (check out the Natural Limestone Bridge, Piripiri Caves and Marakopa Falls). The camping paddock is ringed by mature trees, with towering hills behind and views to the estuary. Check in at the village shop (which has basic supplies) in the old school building at the camp entrance. This also houses the main amenities which include: a communal room with a pool table and TV, a kitchen with a covered dining/BBQ area, an automatic laundry and new ablutions block with unisex free showers (x6), toilets and basins. Another toilet block is provided at the other end of the camp. There are tennis courts free for campers use, and it is a reputed to be a fisherman's camp (complete with two wood smokers, outdoor cook-up area and fish-cleaning facilities). Your cellphone will likely be out of range, vodafone and free wi fi hot spot is outside the shop. Fill-up before you head away to this camp as there is nowhere to refuel here. Your hosts are Yvette and Hugh. The cost is $20 per adult on power and non power sites per night. This is a KiwiCash camp; you can register here https://kiwicash.web-rooms.com/login
This lake front camp is run by a Christian organization and is used primarily
for groups but we have been assured that there is plenty of room for casual
camping all year round. A lovely setting and plenty to do, with a swimming
pool, kayaks, glow worms, a water slide, eeling/fishing and a boat ramp, spread
over 12 acres. A large hall, and a BBQ can be hired. The showers are free
while you camp here Please phone to check availability first. Your host is
Ingrid Laxon. There are 4 powered sites @ $14 per person, non powered sites
all $10 per person per night.
Look for the large entrance to the motel, opposite Countdown supermarket.
A convenient stopover that can accommodate larger vehicles. The little camp
area is tucked at the rear of the motels. There are 15 hard-stand powered
sites, plus a few grassy spots for tents. The camper’s amenity block has an
airy kitchen/dining room with all the essential appliances, plus TV. Ablutions
include a toilet and shower room for each sex and a separate disabled access
suite. A coin-operated laundry, swimming pool and small children’s play area are provided. Your hosts are Ronnie and Jackie. All powered sites are $15 per person and non-powered sites $13 per person.
This spacious and well-kept camp is very close to the local amenities on the eastern edge of town. To find it, turn off SHwy 3 either at the supermarket if coming from the south, or just before the railway crossing if coming from the north. The camp_s modern facilities include: two sparkling, fully-equipped kitchens; unisex individual combined shower and toilet suites plus additional toilets (the amenities block is wheelchair-friendly), and an automatic laundry and dump station. BBQ tables are scattered about the camp and beside the kitchen which has an impressive covered dining area. There is a TV room with internet kiosk, and free SKY TV (3 channels). Wifi is available. Your friendly hosts are Billie and Kelvin. Non powered camp sites for $35 for 2 adults $10 per child. Powered camp sites $45 for 2 adults $10 per child. (family rates available). Seasonal rates apply
This easy-to-spot, stylish, modern cafe and motorhome park offers a pleasant
stopover on SHwy 39 - between Otorohanga and Ngaruawahia. Designed
with the larger motorhome in mind, the 8 spacious powered sites, on gravel
hardstand, have their own entrance to the rear of the cafÉ complex. There
are great views of Mount Pirongia from the landscaped grounds. The facilities
include 3 modern bathroom suites, a laundry and dump station. There’s no
kitchen but the Persimmon Tree Cafe is open 7 days a week from 9-4.30 pm) so there’s no
danger of going hungry! Camping costs $6 per person per night (this will change on the 1st September 2019 to $6.50) , children
5-12yrs are $4 and under 5 yrs free. Your hosts are Jocelyn and Rosie.
'The Waikato District Council allows certified self-contained campervans and motorhomes to park overnight (10pm - 9am) at 'The Point' at Ngaruawahia Domain.
There is a dump station provided - do the good thing and make sure your greywater and waste get deposited in the appropriate place.
Enjoy the rural surrounds in the Mighty Waikato!'