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Atiamuri Dam Carpark

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

SH1, Atiamuri, Taupo, Waikato

Phone: 07 376 0899

rvexplorer id: 17889

Lat-Long: -38.39391, 176.01506

Parking area


Mountain view


Waikato Cycleway leading to the bridge

Waikato Cycleway leading to the bridge



There is a large sealed carpark near the Atiamuri Dam where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight. 


Our initial impression on arriving was that not that positive. It was a large sealed area, but was visible from the main highway, reasonably exposed, and there would be some traffic noise.


However, on having a look around the main  parking area, I noticed that you could also park directly overlooking the Waikato river, and that the Waikato cycleway also went past, including a track over the bridge.


Our first preference would still be the Atiamuri Marina carpark, but this would be a good backup if that smaller carpark had filled up.


Self-contained caravans and campervans can stay the first two nights free then a camping permit is required for a longer stay. Camping in tents and vehicles requires a camping permit. This can be purchased from the South Waikato District Council offices or the district’s Information Centres. Click here for full details on the council website.



Bridge over the Waikato river


View up the Waikato river




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